Key Learning Points
DON’T: Be uninformed
INSTEAD: Understand your rights at work
DON’T: Bully and complain
INSTEAD: Be clear about your own position
DON’T: Be uncompromising
INSTEAD: Allow for some flexibility
DON’T: Be unreasonable
INSTEAD: Negotiate carefully
Casey is on strike, the union and managers are supportive, until they see her motives.
Tammy isn’t sure how she feels about striking over pay and conditions. Collective bargaining, as Carol points out, is when employers and employees meet to discuss the terms of their collective agreement. Marcus tries to persuade Serena that the collective agreement for Cutting Edge staff is fair; however Serena is unconvinced—noting that there is a picket going on. They realize that Casey is picketing Cutting Edge because Marcus and the staff forgot the anniversary of her pet ferret’s death. Marcus and Serena call staff together to discuss the problem, with the aim being “communicate, not escalate”. Meanwhile Carlos practices bargaining for better work conditions with “Sanjay” (Dion). Marcus placates Casey by promising that the office will henceforth commemorate Hercules’ life.
Cutting Edge Communication training videos are designed to provoke discussion and response. Contemporary, fast paced, short, character driven, sitcom-style comedies, these courses take an innovative approach to reaching today's learners. Through laughter, discussion and reaction, we can all develop a more transparent and shared vision of how we wish to behave, how we manage ourselves, and how we cooperate with others.
While some find them insensitive or even outrageous, the vast majority of viewers and participants have found them to be refreshing, stimulating and ideal for injecting energy and enthusiasm back into learning.
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