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Kitchen Chairs At Walmart

Kitchen Chairs At Walmart

Inspiration can come from surprising places. Take college football, for instance. You’d probably never guess that one of Walmart’s newest training tools got its start from an associate watching the University of Arkansas football team practice. But that’s exactly what happened. Brock McKeel, senior director of central operations, saw how the athletes were interacting with the virtual reality (VR) technology during practice, putting them in real-life scenarios to test their skills and reactions. He talked with the team and one of the coaches – all confirmed VR had helped them improve performance on the field. After seeing the university’s success, Brock had an idea: This could easily be applied to our Walmart Academy training for store associates. Imagine you’re a new Walmart store manager and you’ve never experienced a Black Friday. Wouldn’t it be helpful to understand the dynamics of such a busy day before you ever had to actually manage your associates and customers through it? Using the same technology as the football team, we incorporated VR into 30 academies and we used it to train our associates to handle situations from the everyday, like managing the fresh area, to the rare, like Black Friday. VR allows associates to experience a lifelike store environment to experiment, learn and handle difficult situations without the need to recreate disruptive incidents or disturb the customers’ shopping experience. Ultimately, everything associates do is geared toward giving customers the best experience. Through VR, associates can see how their actions affect that. It’s helpful for associates to see mistakes in a virtual environment and know how to deal with them before they experience it in real life and don’t know what to do. From our test, we’ve seen that associates who go through VR training retain what they’ve learned in those situations better than those who haven’t. Because of the promising results, we’ll be rolling out this training to all 200 of our Academy facilities by the end of 2017. That means, the over 140,000 associates who will graduate from academies each year will have VR as an integral part of that experience.“When they said we were going to be using VR for training, I thought it was brilliant,” said Sean Gough, Academy facilitator at our Broken Arrow, Oklahoma store. “From cashier to lawn and garden, to electronics or fresh – there are just so many areas where I think this training would be so helpful.” As we test and learn from using this technology, we’re sure to find more and more ways to apply it. I feel really proud that Walmart would invest so much in training, particularly at the level they have. When Sean first tried the VR training, he was able to virtually transport to another store and see how they were running things. It gave him a different perspective, which he felt would be great for store managers to experience. As a manager, you don’t usually have time to travel to other stores to see how things are done, but this technology would allow them to travel to a store across the country without even leaving their own store.“I feel really proud that Walmart would invest so much in training, particularly at the level they have,” Sean said. And he is proud to play a part in this investment. As an Academy teacher, Sean helps others be leaders and experts in customer satisfaction. He enjoys seeing the associates he’s taught pass on that training, because this helps create futures for others. Sean sees a great sense of pride from the people going through his Academy. As associates see all of the technology and enthusiasm we put into making them better, it encourages them, makes them feel good about their job – feel good about working for Walmart. Sean commented, “I think people leave my class thinking ‘Walmart cares and they take care of me.’” What’s so great about using VR? Well, it’s really easy to use – as easy as using a smartphone. It creates a passion about learning because we’re trying something new. And associates are better able to retain what they’ve learned.Yeah, it’s cool. But it actually works. And it’s all thanks to a little football. Be the first to comment on this article Sign in to post a comment Related Stories How A Promise to Military Families Eased the Stress of Change The Family Man Who Built a Better Future What is a Walmart Academy? How They're Building Confidence and Careers
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Kitchen Chairs At Walmart

Inspiration can come from surprising places. Take college football, for instance. You’d probably never guess that one of Walmart’s newest training tools got its start from an associate watching the University of Arkansas football team practice. But that’s exactly what happened. Brock McKeel, senior director of central operations, saw how the athletes were interacting with the virtual reality (VR) technology during practice, putting them in real-life scenarios to test their skills and reactions. He talked with the team and one of the coaches – all confirmed VR had helped them improve performance on the field. After seeing the university’s success, Brock had an idea: This could easily be applied to our Walmart Academy training for store associates. Imagine you’re a new Walmart store manager and you’ve never experienced a Black Friday. Wouldn’t it be helpful to understand the dynamics of such a busy day before you ever had to actually manage your associates and customers through it? Using the same technology as the football team, we incorporated VR into 30 academies and we used it to train our associates to handle situations from the everyday, like managing the fresh area, to the rare, like Black Friday. VR allows associates to experience a lifelike store environment to experiment, learn and handle difficult situations without the need to recreate disruptive incidents or disturb the customers’ shopping experience. Ultimately, everything associates do is geared toward giving customers the best experience. Through VR, associates can see how their actions affect that. It’s helpful for associates to see mistakes in a virtual environment and know how to deal with them before they experience it in real life and don’t know what to do. From our test, we’ve seen that associates who go through VR training retain what they’ve learned in those situations better than those who haven’t. Because of the promising results, we’ll be rolling out this training to all 200 of our Academy facilities by the end of 2017. That means, the over 140,000 associates who will graduate from academies each year will have VR as an integral part of that experience.“When they said we were going to be using VR for training, I thought it was brilliant,” said Sean Gough, Academy facilitator at our Broken Arrow, Oklahoma store. “From cashier to lawn and garden, to electronics or fresh – there are just so many areas where I think this training would be so helpful.” As we test and learn from using this technology, we’re sure to find more and more ways to apply it. I feel really proud that Walmart would invest so much in training, particularly at the level they have. When Sean first tried the VR training, he was able to virtually transport to another store and see how they were running things. It gave him a different perspective, which he felt would be great for store managers to experience. As a manager, you don’t usually have time to travel to other stores to see how things are done, but this technology would allow them to travel to a store across the country without even leaving their own store.“I feel really proud that Walmart would invest so much in training, particularly at the level they have,” Sean said. And he is proud to play a part in this investment. As an Academy teacher, Sean helps others be leaders and experts in customer satisfaction. He enjoys seeing the associates he’s taught pass on that training, because this helps create futures for others. Sean sees a great sense of pride from the people going through his Academy. As associates see all of the technology and enthusiasm we put into making them better, it encourages them, makes them feel good about their job – feel good about working for Walmart. Sean commented, “I think people leave my class thinking ‘Walmart cares and they take care of me.’” What’s so great about using VR? Well, it’s really easy to use – as easy as using a smartphone. It creates a passion about learning because we’re trying something new. And associates are better able to retain what they’ve learned.Yeah, it’s cool. But it actually works. And it’s all thanks to a little football.
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Kitchen Chairs At Walmart

We’re always searching for products that we think customers will love – items with great prices and amazing quality. We’re also listening to feedback from customers and working with suppliers to make items found in our Ozark Trails, Parent’s Choice and Hotel Style product lines better than ever. We’ve pulled out 11 of our new favorites for you to check out. Give them a look and we hope you’ll be well on your way to finding your next unexpectedly delightful item. 1. Sam’s Choice CoffeeLooking for single origin coffee? Check! Prefer organic? We’ve got that too. You can find new Sam’s Choice ground and whole bean coffees from unique origins across the globe. With four of these coffees coming from the top 1% of coffee beans in the world, you can be sure your morning jolt will be top-notch (and totally affordable). 2. Hotel Style Bath TowelsHotel Style towels are larger and heavier than standard towels, making them our new favorite bathroom accessory. They’re low lint, fade-resistant and super soft to the touch. Add in the highest absorbency rating, and you’ve got a towel that’s comparable to those you’d find in your favorite home specialty store. 3. Krups Coffee AccessoriesKrups coffee grinders are just one of the Krups kitchen accessories recently added to Walmart’s lineup. Krups is a market leader in coffee grinders, so you can be sure you’re getting a great product at an incredible price. Plus, it’s a perfect accessory for that bag of Sam’s Choice coffee! 4. Ladies’ Avia Capri PantsWe’ve completely reimagined athletic apparel. From soft, stretchy fabric to a flat elastic waistband and inner draw cords, these pants are the perfect workout partner. Dri-More fabrics, reflective accents, fade- and snag-resistant materials and flat seams round out the long list of reasons why these pants should be in everyone’s workout bag. 5. Mainstays Patio UmbrellaWhat happens when a patio product is built based on real customer reviews? The fabric is extensively tested to ensure fade resistance. The crank mechanisms hold up to some major wear and tear. And the umbrella stands up to those spring rains and summer winds. Combine this with inspired style and you’ve got the recipe for a beautiful outdoor space. 6. Marketside SandwichesEver tried a Marketside sandwich? They are delicious – every sandwich is made from premium meats and cheeses, they’re each inspired by real chefs and you’ll find a label that contains only clean ingredients. So go ahead! Grab a sandwich and see why we’re raving about our newest recipes. 7. Ozark Trail TentEver been on a camping trip where it rained the entire time? We have, too. So we worked hard on these Ozark Trail tents to ensure they were crafted from quality materials and thoroughly tested to withstand some serious wind, rain, wear and tear. Designed for quick and easy setup, this is sure to be a camping fan favorite. 8. Parent’s Choice WipesParent’s Choice Cotton Wipes are made in the USA, created from 25% recycled cotton (like your favorite old t-shirts!), pH balanced and 99% water plus naturally derived ingredients. 9. Yes To MasksBeauty gurus rejoice! The same brand and quality you’ll find at popular beauty boutiques is available at your local Walmart and on Walmart.com, with a great selection of Yes To products all at an amazing price. Made with 96% natural ingredients, this is the easiest beauty decision you’ll ever make. 10. Better Homes and Gardens Mid-Century Chair The Better Homes and Gardens line, which features more than 3,000 items, offers incredible quality, style and value. The mid-century modern chair, available on Walmart.com, features linen upholstery and a wood frame. 11. Pioneer Woman Bedding (coming Fall 2017) No pics yet, but for Pioneer Woman fans, we’ve got an insider’s tip on a new product line arriving online this October. Pioneer Woman bedding will be available beginning this fall with a whimsical mix and match of patterns, 300 thread count percale sheets, 100% washed cotton and beautiful details like pompoms and fringe. Ree Drummond has spent a lot of time developing this new line to create these beautiful pieces…so mark your calendars! Be the first to comment on this article Sign in to post a comment Related Stories Why Our New Equate Hairspray is Making a Fabulous Statement Professional Swimmer or Category Specialist? At Walmart, He’s Both Meet Wells Dairy: 30 Years of Making Great Value Ice Cream

Kitchen Chairs At Walmart

Kitchen Chairs At Walmart
Kitchen Chairs At Walmart
Kitchen Chairs At Walmart
Kitchen Chairs At Walmart

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