The Mursion Demo Dozen, Pt. 1: Radical Candor

Experiencing a demo of Mursion’s virtual reality simulations is the ideal introduction to this immersive learning technology. By interacting directly with our lifelike avatars (who are guided behind-the-scenes by our specially trained Simulation Specialists) in a realistic workplace setting, you have the power to enter a state that is highly conducive to the long-term learning of essential skills

We offer a series of demos tailored to your needs and your organization’s goals, from corporate learning simulations such as leadership development, sales enablement, and customer service training; to diversity & inclusion services; to education and healthcare scenarios; to a brand-new offering in the COVID-19 era: overcoming the challenges of working remotely.

In an ongoing series, we will explore some of our most popular Mursion demos so that you see the range of options and get a feel for what you can expect when you engage with your own simulation. First up, we’ll highlight our partnership with Radical Candor, the executive education company based on Kim Scott’s New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity.


Caring Personally While Challenging Directly


In this insightful and empowering simulation, you’ll face an almost-universal scenario for any manager: giving constructive criticism to one of your direct reports. For most managers, especially those who are new to their role, this is a stressful situation; how do you inspire confidence in your employee to improve their performance without demoralizing them? How do you establish concrete next steps when your employee might be feeling the sting of your critique? 

That’s where the Radical Candor system comes in. 

Since its release in 2017, Radical Candor has inspired a global management revolution and launched a company of passionate professionals who have worked with hundreds of organizations around the world to help them create a culture of feedback, build cohesive teams, and achieve great results. Radical Candor’s proven feedback framework is a compass for candid conversations, guiding people to give feedback that’s both kind and clear, specific and sincere. 

Radical Candor aims to amplify its impact by employing an array of customized VR simulations created with Mursion, providing learners of every professional level with an immersive experience to enhance their leadership practice. Simulations engage emotional, cognitive, and behavioral faculties for transformative, ongoing learning that is also scalable, consistent, and cost-effective. 

“Radical Candor is easy to say, but hard to do,” notes author and co-founder Scott. “The best way to get better at it is to practice, and we’re excited to partner with Mursion to provide opportunities for people to practice Radical Candor in a way that’s safe, fun, and effective.”


What You Can Expect During Your Radical Candor Demo


Mursion’s individualized virtual reality simulations provide a new tool to help leaders apply the skills they learn with Radical Candor in a secure virtual environment.  

Powered by a blend of artificial and human intelligence, Mursion delivers real-time simulations that call for learners to be fully present in the moment. This realism offers a scalable and tailored experience for companies that want to practice skills like Radical Candor and turn them into daily behaviors.  

During your demo, you will re-enact a weekly one-on-one meeting with an employee who recently gave a disappointing presentation to your company’s senior management team. While their content was strong, their delivery was disorganized. As their manager, you will be tasked with providing feedback on your employee’s performance while motivating them to embrace the chance to improve. You’ll be practicing the principles of Radical Candor: 


  • Listen with the intent to understand, not just respond. 
  • Commit to be kind, clear, specific, and sincere.
  • Be humble and state your intention to be helpful.
  • Be present for emotional reactions, but don’t try to control them. 


This unique opportunity to test out the Radical Candor method while experiencing a Mursion virtual reality simulation will not only give you a glimpse into what you could expect in a long-term learning program, but it will give you immediate insight into your current management style and identify areas for growth based on immediate feedback you will receive from our Simulation Specialist. 

“Empathy is at the heart of almost every single simulation that we do and consistently ranks among the top priorities of our customers,” says Mursion CEO Mark Atkinson. “We are honored to partner with the leader in this field and excited about the impact that is possible when you pair Kim’s model with our platform.”


Now It’s Your Turn

Intrigued? Your first step to experiencing a Mursion virtual reality simulation for yourself is to connect with one of our Simulation Specialists. Together you’ll decide the best demo for you to try to help you and your team meet your training goals. From there, the possibilities are all up to you.