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Founded Year

2014

Stage

Series B | Alive

Total Raised

$32.53M

Last Raised

$20M | 10 mos ago

About Mursion

Mursion leverages artificial intelligence and live human interaction to provide VR training for essential skills in the workplace. Simulations are designed for the modern workforce, staging interactions between learners and avatars to achieve the realism needed for measurable, high-impact results.

Mursion Headquarter Location

2443 Fillmore Street Suite 515

San Francisco, California, 94115,

United States

415-310-2974

Latest Mursion News

A Future-Proof Solution To One Of The Biggest Post-COVID Challenges

Jul 27, 2021

Jokes abound that we’ve forgotten how to interact, chat around the water cooler at work or punch bowls at parties, commute to meetings, or even tie our shoes. We can blame it on COVID-19 or perhaps thank the pandemic for generating an era of change that can harness new relationships and the best in human and artificial intelligence. Our changing workplace can be the fertile soil that grows the human skills for success in today’s tumultuous and still-changing business context. Mark Atkinson, CEO of Mursion LinkedIn Mark Atkinson, CEO of Mursion, believes "the change that is happening now is increasing the efficiency of capital at a rate that humans don't adapt to naturally. Much of the challenge is thinking through how to manage an adaptation that feels unnatural to people." Mursion creates authentic, immersive learning experiences that improve human interactions—powered by AI, with a “human in the loop” approach. Could the pandemic usher in a future-proof solution to a stale workplace culture that needs to change like society is changing? Mursion's work helps organizations keep pace with this rapidly changing context. In a recent interview, Mark said, "Organizations want people who understand how to take a complex original problem, pull together people with very disparate skill sets, communicate effectively, build projects, solve problems, and use data to drive decision-making." Mark went on to discuss the importance of workplace communication. "We have to let everybody talk,” he said. “We have to listen attentively. When we are not being effective in communication, we have to pick up the verbal and physical cues that tell us something we did confused or shut down the person we're interacting with.” Mark says success in our changing workplace is all about "getting the best ideas out of the best people." He says making the investment to be truly inclusive is actually a business-driven decision. He has experienced firsthand that if teams are not inclusive, "we will make dumb decisions." Organizations partner with Mursion to help employees improve their people skills and ultimately drive behavioral change. This is business-critical and urgent work, with 68% of HR professionals reporting that their employees’ people skills were average or worse before the pandemic, and nearly half that those people skills got worse during the pandemic (read the full report here ). MORE FOR YOU According to the same study, recent grads won’t improve the situation. HR professionals consider teamwork and collaboration the most important skills among recent grads they’re looking to hire, but 65% of them believe skills in this area are lacking. Read on for actionable insights about the future of work and what it means for your teams, condensed and clarified from two conversations with Mark. Derick Debevoise: What is Mursion doing differently about corporate learning? Atkinson: The industry of learning has taken hold in the corporate world. There are some norms we are bucking up against, and they're difficult ones. I would say one is the unintended benefit of technology, which has commoditized learning. The Internet makes it cheap to have everything you need to know about everything available. The problem is that the world is not dominated by autodidacts. If you want to develop skills, you have to work at them, and it's going to take more than 20 minutes. There's a ton of neuroscience that supports the idea that people change behavior when they practice it, but they do have to practice it. practice concept reminder message on a cork board getty Derick Debevoise: Post-COVID, what are some best practices or low-hanging fruit that Mursion sees working for building people skills? Atkinson: The thing we're seeing right now is that so much of the future of work is going to depend on a blend of the virtual and the physical. Day to day, people don't get casual time to interact. We have highly structured time. People are not being purposeful about giving feedback, and people don't feel safe. Until you get to the big Zoom call and look at all the squares on the screen, you don't know what's going on in the hiring front. Oracle has basically told employees they can go to any campus in the world and work for Oracle. How great is that? It's great until you get there and you're all alone. I just don't want to be zooming the rest of my life. The way we communicate will become even more important going forward. How will learning take place? How do you support team building and let people move in various areas based on upskilling? People need to be moving up and developing a wider range of skills so they come out on top with a much broader perspective. Derick Debevoise: What kind of team can succeed in that environment? Atkinson: Think about building groups where everyone gets to be heard and the best idea wins. You have to work at the skills of collaboration and the best idea winning, as well as all the things that make people feel heard and bought in. People ultimately only support what they help create. Derick Debevoise: What gets in the way of this approach that seems so important in today’s fast-moving business environment? Atkinson: Insecurity. A lot of people are just insecure. In my first startup, I was pretty insecure. I wasn't stupid; I was just insecure. Insecurity taps into your weaker nature, and all your bad instincts come out. Whatever the behavior is that I want to change, including being aware of my insecurities in meetings and difficult conversations, I have to want to get there. People who exude a kind of confidence and calm in the face of professional adversity see their careers advance. We might argue that these are the kind of skills that make it a better world. Clarity is the critical ingredient for this confidence that Mark has identified enables employees to keep up with today’s pace of change. Download their mapping tool to get that confidence-building clarity or help colleagues do the same. Subscribe here to get more actionable insights about purposeful leadership here . Learn more about my new book, Going First: Find the Courage to lead Purposefully and Inspire Action, here . Follow me on  Twitter  or  LinkedIn . Check out my  website .

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Mursion has filed 3 patents.

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  • Emotion
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