The metaverse has the potential to revolutionise working practices and allow us to collaborate in ways we never imagined before.

This highly immersive world is one where our 3D avatars will work and socialise together in virtual offices and leisure venues. That’s the theory at least.

Despite all the hype surrounding the metaverse, the momentum isn’t quite there yet. But that hasn’t stopped the development of new simulated environments designed to support interaction, connection and community.

Large organisations are already buying digital office space and branding it accordingly using the help of VR architects and interior designers. Conglomerates such as PwC and Prager Metis International have snapped up real estate in The Sandbox and Decentraland platforms respectively.

The eye-watering costs of virtual workplaces are likely to be prohibitive for smaller organisations at the moment, but prices will inevitably fall as the technology develops.

However, businesses don’t only have to consider the physical cost of investing in a meta-work environment. You should also think about additional safeguards to protect the physical and mental health of your staff. This means implementing and updating policies on health and safety, GDPR and data privacy in the metaverse.


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