Key Learning Points
DON’T: Ignore a poor culture
INSTEAD: Create a positive work environment
DON’T: Leave staff guessing
INSTEAD: Manage well and reward staff
DON’T: Be closed to other people’s views
INSTEAD: Welcome ideas from everyone
DON’T: Avoid developing people
INSTEAD: Provide opportunities to grow
Carol ignores ways to improve, but then presents Sherry’s ideas as her own.
Sanjay is unconvinced that Cutting Edge has anything to offer its workers. Sherry nervously addresses an unresponsive Carol on her ideas for how Cutting Edge could become an employer of choice. She would like to see incentives for increased productivity, such as free food (nuts and yoghurt), a challenging and stimulating environment, paternity leave, job sharing and so on. Sam notes that employees who feel valued tend to stay longer. He wants more opportunities to grow and maybe a gym, while Carlos would like more recognition. Others suggest social events, flexible hours and Steve prioritizes fair pay, recognition and a relaxed atmosphere at work. Barney, neighboring CEO, offers development opportunities, including performance planning, career paths and training. Carol presents Sherry’s ideas to Marcus, as if they were her own. The program highlights a range of factors, which can contribute to organizations becoming an employer of choice.
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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