Glue Insights

Glue Insights is a collection of the most interesting data points and facts about
virtual collaboration, remote work and the VR industry. 

VR for Management Education

VR for Management Education

Research on leveraging  VR in management education to address real-world business challenges such as planning, organizing, staffing, control, problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork showed interesting findings. Want to know more? Check out our...

People are less distracted in VR

People are less distracted in VR

Recent research from Stanford University and Minnesota University has revealed compelling insights: #VR participants demonstrate significantly fewer distractions compared to those immersed in 2D videos. Wonder why? Explore our infographic to learn more👇 Source: "A...

VR for Engineering Education

VR for Engineering Education

The study explored how Virtual Reality (VR) benefits engineering education, revealing significant positive impacts on students’ comprehension and academic performance. Through the integration of VR into the learning environment, students gain a more profound...

Virtual Reality VS Video Conferencing

Virtual Reality VS Video Conferencing

PwC Switzerland, in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Lower Saxony, Germany, and The University of Münster, conducted a study on VR workshops, revealing remarkable enhancements in communication and learning outcomes. Dive into our infographic for...

Top 5 VR Insights

Top 5 VR Insights

Wrapping up 2023!Every Tuesday, we share intriguing facts or data points about VR, virtual collaboration and the future of work. But today, we’ve gathered the top 5 Glue Insights of 2023!These insights showcase VR’s potential and point towards future developments....

VR for Building Knowledge

VR for Building Knowledge

A recent study explored how virtual reality (VR) can be used to build knowledge and understanding. It found that immersive virtual environments and 3D visual simulations improve understanding of various subjects. This finding is in-line with the broader consensus on...

How VR Training Boosts Self-Efficacy and Knowledge Scores

How VR Training Boosts Self-Efficacy and Knowledge Scores

A study on learning in VR simulations for training revealed noteworthy results. The research indicated a significant increase in both self-efficacy and knowledge scores in an interactive VR. Specifically, the study highlighted a positive correlation between learning...

Comparison between VR and 2D delivery

Comparison between VR and 2D delivery

The study conducted a direct comparison between VR and 2D delivery, examining the sense of presence, emotional, and physiological outcomes. This research provides valuable insights for the development and utilization of VR technology in training and education. The...

VR for Public Speaking Training

VR for Public Speaking Training

Exciting findings from VR public speaking training research: 1. The study confirmed VR’s effectiveness in public speaking training2. Participants with VR training outperform those without VR3.  VR-trained participants received higher rankings from the audience...

Research on remote work and job outcomes

Research on remote work and job outcomes

The research on remote work and job outcomes explored how software quality affects job performance. These are the key drivers of better remote work outcomes: 1. Interactive Technologies Technologies facilitating rich interactions among coworkers improve work processes...

Key findings from a study on remote work

Key findings from a study on remote work

Key findings from a study on remote work conducted in US federal agency: 1. Accountability and Responsibility Participants of the research noted that remote work held them accountable for their work in an equitable manner, compared to workers in the traditional office...

Top benefits of working in the office

Top benefits of working in the office

The results of the Global Survey of Working Arrangements 2023 collected responses from full-time employees across 34 countries and revealed the reasons why employees prefer to go to the office. The report shows that the primary reasons for employees to head to the...

Negative outcomes of multitasking during remote meetings

Negative outcomes of multitasking during remote meetings

Recent research sheds light on the impact of multitasking during remote meetings: 1. Loss of attention & engagement Multitasking diverts our attention from the meeting’s primary focus. It’s easy to get caught up in other tasks, leading to reduced engagement and...

The evolution of working from home

The evolution of working from home

Recent research on the evolution of Working from Home (WFH) reveals some exciting findings: 1. WFH on the Rise From 2019 to 2023, the number of people working from home has seen an astonishing 5-fold increase! The future of work is taking a new shape, and it’s...

Remote work positively influence job performance

Remote work positively influence job performance

Recent research on remote work and job performance found: Remote work positively influences performance via job crafting, where employees creatively and proactively tailor their tasks to accomplish set goals. What does it mean?  Job crafting involves employees...

Hybrid work benefits

Hybrid work benefits

McKinsey Global Institute recently conducted a comprehensive study on hybrid work and uncovered valuable insights: 1. Office attendance is 30% lower than before the pandemic2. Most office employees report having hybrid work arrangements3. Increasing productivity was...

4 ways Metaverse reshape the way we work

4 ways Metaverse reshape the way we work

A comprehensive study on Metaverse by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs concluded 4 major ways in which metaverse will reshape the way we work. 1. Immersive form of team collaboration In the Metaverse,...

Factors influencing the performance of virtual teams

Factors influencing the performance of virtual teams

Research on virtual team performance has identified communication and trust as the key factors affecting performance. The study confirmed that communication between virtual workers has a direct and positive influence on the confidence of the virtual team. Trust in...

Metaverse security and privacy

Metaverse security and privacy

World Economic Forum in their recent report with Accenture talks about the metaverse privacy and safety. The report emphasises the importance of digital trust and says that: "Digital trust will be paramount to metaverse adoption as it is a critical building block for...

Reduce business travel with effective virtual meetings

Reduce business travel with effective virtual meetings

World Resources Institute research on business air travel and climate states that: 70% of frequent travelers found that virtual meetings are more feasible and effective than previously thought. The results showed that frequent travelers view virtual collaboration...

Digital twins help to optimize business operations

Digital twins help to optimize business operations

World Economic Forum in their recent report with Accenture talks about the role of digital twins in accelerating sustainability. The report quantifies how digital twins help to optimize business operations:  - 30-80% energy reduction in buildings  - 30% reduction of...

How VR impact learning outcomes

How VR impact learning outcomes

The research on collaborative learning environments in virtual reality identified how VR can enhance learning outcomes: 1. Enable better representation of concepts than in 2D Interactive experiences surpass 2D representations by offering a dynamic, hands-on...

Advantages of implementing XR training

Advantages of implementing XR training

Nokia and EY recently released a comprehensive report on the industrial and enterprise metaverse and how companies are integrating immersive technology into their operations. One of the most exciting use cases discussed is XR training. XR enables realistic training...

How world-class hybrid & remote teams work

How world-class hybrid & remote teams work

Truly exceptional teams display agility, adaptability, and foster high levels of collaboration among members, including robust asynchronous collaboration. But how can you transform your team into a high-performing remote team? To become a world-class team, here are...

Spatial audio is vital for presence in VR

Spatial audio is vital for presence in VR

Research on audio in virtual reality concluded: Audio has a significant impact on presence and realism in VR Why? Audio plays a crucial role in creating a sense of true presence or a feeling of “being there” in VR. When the audio is well-designed and fits the virtual...

How to use AI in the metaverse

How to use AI in the metaverse

AI and Metaverse can truly be a powerful combination. Recent study on use of AI in the metaverse highlight three main use cases for AI in virtual environment context: 1. Create unique customer experiences With AI in the metaverse, you can provide personalized customer...

Remote work for organizational outcomes

Remote work for organizational outcomes

Is remote work effective for organizations? Empirical studies reveal 32 correlations indicating a positive relationship between remote work and organizational outcomes. Positive impacts to organizations include: 1. Increase in productivity Reduced distractions,...

VR vs Video conferencing

VR vs Video conferencing

A study on the uses of VR for communication has compared VR to video conferencing and found that in VR: 1. Participants feel more immersed VR provides a strong level of immersion and a feeling of presence that surpasses traditional video conferencing methods. The...

VR benefits for remote work

VR benefits for remote work

How VR enhances remote work? A study on VR capabilities for the work-from-home (WFH) settings found that VR: 1. Increase worker’s efficiency By using immersive virtual workspaces, VR enhances individuals’ focus on tasks and facilitates more efficient collaboration in...

McKinsey’s path to enterprise metaverse

McKinsey’s path to enterprise metaverse

In their article, McKinsey Digital talked about moving from one digital twin to the enterprise metaverse. Here are 3 steps to consider: 1. Build your first digital twin The first digital twin should be based on value drivers, reuse potential, and data feasibility...

Benefits of virtual workshops

Benefits of virtual workshops

The research on interactive virtual workshops identified that even after the pandemic, virtual workshops have their unique advantages: 1. More inclusive and provide a wider pool of participants Breaking down geographical barriers and opening doors to a wider audience....

Hybrid work is the best of both worlds

Hybrid work is the best of both worlds

Is Hybrid Work the best of both worlds? Harvard Business School researchers examined this question and found that: An intermediate number of days in the office resulted in more emails sent, a higher number of email recipients and an increased novelty of work products....

Remote work reduces stress

Remote work reduces stress

A recent study on remote work with 3,123 office workers has found interesting results: 1. Remote work reduces psychological and physical stress regardless of other work and life-related stressors. 2. Reducing stress responses increase the productivity of remote...

VR collaboration increases learning

VR collaboration increases learning

The research on collaborative learning in immersive virtual reality (IVR) draws insightful results: 1. Actively collaborating participants scored higher for learning than participants who only watched an instructional guide’s avatar and discussed what they learned. 2....

Culture & Leadership for the Hybrid Workplace

Culture & Leadership for the Hybrid Workplace

Gartner’s report on the culture and leadership for the hybrid workplace identified the top three challenges of adjusting the culture to hybrid work: 1. Adjusting the current culture Establishing culture in the hybrid workplace requires a new approach, as employees...

Simulation of dangerous situations in VR

Simulation of dangerous situations in VR

Research on the simulation of dangerous situations in VR concluded that participants feel personally connected to the VR experience as if it would happen in real life. Some of the participants said: “I was really aware of everything happening and I was reacting to it...

Remote collaboration boosts work performance

Remote collaboration boosts work performance

Recent research on remote work transition identified that remote work tasks and workplace suitability positively impact collaboration and work performance. However, to reap benefits from remote work, companies need to foster team collaboration through workspace and...

Spatial audio and video resolution matters in VR 

Spatial audio and video resolution matters in VR 

“Both video resolution and spatial audio rendering had a statistically significant effect on both immersion and audio-visual quality.” concluded recent research on visual and audio importance in VR. When choosing a VR collaboration platform, it’s crucial to consider...

Leading VR use cases of 2023

Leading VR use cases of 2023

McKinsey & Company identified the leading VR use cases in “A CEO’s guide to the metaverse". Let’s have a closer look at them. 1. Brand marketing VR helps to strengthen a company’s brand by creating a unique virtual experience. It can be a virtual product launch,...

Avatars in VR matters

Avatars in VR matters

Stanford research on social interactions inside collaborative virtual environments concluded that participants with head-and-hands avatars felt more connected and present than those with full-body avatars. Here is why: 👇 1️⃣ When using a full-body avatar, a user is...

VR as a communication medium

VR as a communication medium

Virtual reality can facilitate communication that is just as intricate and rich as face-to-face interactions. That’s the finding of the research study on VR as a communication medium. The study found that VR-mediated communication can be as complex and nuanced as...

Metaverse Predictions 2023

Metaverse Predictions 2023

PwC identified six metaverse predictions that businesses can expect to take force in 2023. These are the four most fundamental ones: 1. Businesses will be the metaverse power users 💪 Business applications take the lead with practical use cases such as onboarding,...

VR contributes to the understanding of the climate change

VR contributes to the understanding of the climate change

“VR experiences can make important contributions toward understanding psychological aspects of climate science.” David M. Markowitz and Jeremy N. Bailenson reviewed the connection between VR and climate change and identified how the technology can be a useful tool to...

Gen Z and the Metaverse

Gen Z and the Metaverse

"Global collaboration is the future of the metaverse." This is one of the key takeaways from "Gen Z and the Metaverse" report published by Nokia & Ipsos. As Gen Z has grown up online, they’re accustomed to working online and have a strong interest towards bringing...

Virtual space matters

Virtual space matters

Virtual space matters. A large-scale, longitudinal study on avatars and virtual environments found that spacious, panoramic spaces increase synchrony, presence, enjoyment, and realism.  Panoramic, spacious virtual environments provide a feeling of freedom, and...

Positive impact of VR in education

Positive impact of VR in education

A recent study conducted an experiment where students worked on different tasks in VR for 4 weeks. Participants of the study noted several factors in how VR positively influenced their learning process: 1. Better focus on the presented materials2. No physical...

Understanding Group Behavior in Virtual Reality

Understanding Group Behavior in Virtual Reality

In today’s Glue Insights, we’re talking about how the use of VR over time influences group behavior. “Understanding Group Behavior in Virtual Reality: A Large-Scale, Longitudinal Study in the Metaverse” study uncovers interesting insights into how large groups...

How VR Training Boosts Self-Efficacy and Knowledge Scores

How VR Training Boosts Self-Efficacy and Knowledge Scores

A study on learning in VR simulations for training revealed noteworthy results. The research indicated a significant increase in both self-efficacy and knowledge scores in an interactive VR. Specifically, the study highlighted a positive correlation between learning...

Comparison between VR and 2D delivery

Comparison between VR and 2D delivery

The study conducted a direct comparison between VR and 2D delivery, examining the sense of presence, emotional, and physiological outcomes. This research provides valuable insights for the development and utilization of VR technology in training and education. The...

VR for Public Speaking Training

VR for Public Speaking Training

Exciting findings from VR public speaking training research: 1. The study confirmed VR’s effectiveness in public speaking training2. Participants with VR training outperform those without VR3.  VR-trained participants received higher rankings from the audience...

Top 5 VR Use Cases for Business

Top 5 VR Use Cases for Business

Virtual Reality (VR) has come a long way from being a technology primarily associated with the gaming industry and entertainment industry. Today, VR is making significant inroads into the world of business, offering a wide range of applications that are transforming...

Research on remote work and job outcomes

Research on remote work and job outcomes

The research on remote work and job outcomes explored how software quality affects job performance. These are the key drivers of better remote work outcomes: 1. Interactive Technologies Technologies facilitating rich interactions among coworkers improve work processes...

Key findings from a study on remote work

Key findings from a study on remote work

Key findings from a study on remote work conducted in US federal agency: 1. Accountability and Responsibility Participants of the research noted that remote work held them accountable for their work in an equitable manner, compared to workers in the traditional office...

Top benefits of working in the office

Top benefits of working in the office

The results of the Global Survey of Working Arrangements 2023 collected responses from full-time employees across 34 countries and revealed the reasons why employees prefer to go to the office. The report shows that the primary reasons for employees to head to the...

Negative outcomes of multitasking during remote meetings

Negative outcomes of multitasking during remote meetings

Recent research sheds light on the impact of multitasking during remote meetings: 1. Loss of attention & engagement Multitasking diverts our attention from the meeting’s primary focus. It’s easy to get caught up in other tasks, leading to reduced engagement and...

The evolution of working from home

The evolution of working from home

Recent research on the evolution of Working from Home (WFH) reveals some exciting findings: 1. WFH on the Rise From 2019 to 2023, the number of people working from home has seen an astonishing 5-fold increase! The future of work is taking a new shape, and it’s...

Remote work positively influence job performance

Remote work positively influence job performance

Recent research on remote work and job performance found: Remote work positively influences performance via job crafting, where employees creatively and proactively tailor their tasks to accomplish set goals. What does it mean?  Job crafting involves employees...

GlueCast: Sharing made easy

GlueCast: Sharing made easy

HELSINKI—SEPTEMBER 21, 2023—Glue Collaboration, the leader in collaborative, real-time VR software services, today announced a new release of Glue, bringing a new level of productivity with ease of sharing content.Effortless presenting has true value Efficient and...

Hybrid work benefits

Hybrid work benefits

McKinsey Global Institute recently conducted a comprehensive study on hybrid work and uncovered valuable insights: 1. Office attendance is 30% lower than before the pandemic2. Most office employees report having hybrid work arrangements3. Increasing productivity was...

4 ways Metaverse reshape the way we work

4 ways Metaverse reshape the way we work

A comprehensive study on Metaverse by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs concluded 4 major ways in which metaverse will reshape the way we work. 1. Immersive form of team collaboration In the Metaverse,...

Factors influencing the performance of virtual teams

Factors influencing the performance of virtual teams

Research on virtual team performance has identified communication and trust as the key factors affecting performance. The study confirmed that communication between virtual workers has a direct and positive influence on the confidence of the virtual team. Trust in...

Metaverse security and privacy

Metaverse security and privacy

World Economic Forum in their recent report with Accenture talks about the metaverse privacy and safety. The report emphasises the importance of digital trust and says that: "Digital trust will be paramount to metaverse adoption as it is a critical building block for...

ROI of VR: Business Case for Virtual Reality Meetings

ROI of VR: Business Case for Virtual Reality Meetings

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, the metaverse, artificial intelligence (AI), and virtual reality technologies are gaining significant attention. These technologies offer numerous opportunities for businesses, from creating immersive virtual experiences...

Reduce business travel with effective virtual meetings

Reduce business travel with effective virtual meetings

World Resources Institute research on business air travel and climate states that: 70% of frequent travelers found that virtual meetings are more feasible and effective than previously thought. The results showed that frequent travelers view virtual collaboration...

Digital twins help to optimize business operations

Digital twins help to optimize business operations

World Economic Forum in their recent report with Accenture talks about the role of digital twins in accelerating sustainability. The report quantifies how digital twins help to optimize business operations:  - 30-80% energy reduction in buildings  - 30% reduction of...

How VR impact learning outcomes

How VR impact learning outcomes

The research on collaborative learning environments in virtual reality identified how VR can enhance learning outcomes: 1. Enable better representation of concepts than in 2D Interactive experiences surpass 2D representations by offering a dynamic, hands-on...

Advantages of implementing XR training

Advantages of implementing XR training

Nokia and EY recently released a comprehensive report on the industrial and enterprise metaverse and how companies are integrating immersive technology into their operations. One of the most exciting use cases discussed is XR training. XR enables realistic training...

How world-class hybrid & remote teams work

How world-class hybrid & remote teams work

Truly exceptional teams display agility, adaptability, and foster high levels of collaboration among members, including robust asynchronous collaboration. But how can you transform your team into a high-performing remote team? To become a world-class team, here are...

Spatial audio is vital for presence in VR

Spatial audio is vital for presence in VR

Research on audio in virtual reality concluded: Audio has a significant impact on presence and realism in VR Why? Audio plays a crucial role in creating a sense of true presence or a feeling of “being there” in VR. When the audio is well-designed and fits the virtual...

How to use AI in the metaverse

How to use AI in the metaverse

AI and Metaverse can truly be a powerful combination. Recent study on use of AI in the metaverse highlight three main use cases for AI in virtual environment context: 1. Create unique customer experiences With AI in the metaverse, you can provide personalized customer...

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