Companies: prevention against sexism thanks to virtual reality



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France 3 Rhône-Alpes S. Boschiero, S. Adam, C. Boutain – France 3

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Eight out of ten women say they have faced sexism at work. So, to fight against these situations, companies organize training for their employees, using virtual reality.

Eight minutes in the shoes of Zoé, who works in a large company, to understand ordinary sexism. Helmets on their heads, around fifty volunteer employees of the URSSAF Rhône-Alpes experiment with “borderline” remarks and behavior. To prevent sexism at work, thecompany bet on virtual reality.It’s this ‘introspection of each’ side, and showing that we are in the context of work, and not in the personal sphere“, reports Florence Lecert, referent sexism and harassment at URSSAF – Fund national.

This immersive concept is the idea of ​​a Villeurbannaise company, specialized in tools to fight against social violence. The virtual, by immersing employees in real situations, provokes empathy.[C’est] what studies show using virtual reality, this immersive power. We open a breach thanks to the emotions we will feel, to start a change in behavior“, explains Lenaïc Cadet, director DR Reverto.

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