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Changemakers: ExxonMobil’s Innovative Approach to Training Employees for Today and Tomorrow

Learning and development leaders push the boundaries of technology to save time, money—and lives.

December 16, 2020

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Learning and development leaders push the boundaries of technology to save time, money—and lives.

Carey O'Connor
Practices & Centers
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The pressure to find better, more efficient ways to train employees is nothing new. High-quality training experiences enable employees, and companies overall, to be more ambitious, innovative, and resilient. Those are important capabilities during boom times and economic downturns alike.

Fortunately, immersive learning tools are unlocking innovative ways to deliver training. These technologies have distinct advantages over traditional corporate training options. Among other things, they’re more cost-effective and they’re easier to scale—making them especially appealing to companies that need to train large numbers of frontline and entry-level workers.

ExxonMobil’s Athicha Dhanormchitphong and Kyle Daughtry understand the value of immersive learning better than most. Both Athicha, who goes by M, and Kyle were fundamental to the creation of the Immersive Technology Studio and played a pivotal role in exposing the Digital Garage operations at ExxonMobil’s headquarters in Houston. Due to their unique and complementary skill sets, interests, and responsibilities, Kyle and M continue to play integral roles in creating a vision for the Studio, setting strategy, and making product development plans.

Check out this video, recorded from our home offices, and read the full article on Medium to learn more about how ExxonMobil uses immersive technology, and how immersive systems have proved to be especially valuable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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