My VR Office Experiment: Day 29

Day 29 in the Virtual Office

Total Time in VR: 4 hours and 8 minutes (across 5 VR sessions)

Use Cases: Focus Work (40% – 1 hour 39 min), Community Time (24% – 1 hour), 1:1 Meetings (12% – 30 min), MiniMindfulness (12% – 30 min), Team Meetings (12% – 29 min)

Today was another good balance between solo work and team work. I hosted another Community Time with my team and we had another “follow the leader” session, but with the locomotion up a notch in speed. I made a hard 180 over and under a bridge and enjoyed the sound of everyone trying to change direction quickly in their swivel chairs!

Cup Half Empty: The “floating cursor” has returned! Several times today the cursor just had a mind of it’s own and I waited for it to stop wandering around my virtual screen. I was also encountering some lag in opening and closing windows. I assumed it was a Workrooms issue, but when I was working outside of VR today I saw the same issue. As a seasoned IT Professional I wisely turned the laptop off and on again, and everything returned to normal. Never under-estimate the power of a reboot!

Cup Half Full: I had a very productive session in my “workshop” this afternoon. I was jumping between multiple whiteboard and editing my sticky notes as I worked on a project that has been searching for a breakthrough. I found that breakthrough today and the visualization tools of Horizon Workrooms were part of what brought the opportunity front and center.


Sold half day in the VR Office. No major issues, and one major breakthrough, as I used Whiteboards more effectively than ever before. Did another test of “VR Team Building” with my crew in Walkabout again, and I’m digging it. One more day to go this week, and it’s a half day, so I will finish as strong as possible.

Till Tomorrow…


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