Duration: 6 Minutes
Carol mediates a dispute between Sanjay and Casey, who has a pet at work. Sanjay is aggressive while Casey is non-assertive. Carol finds the middle ground but later Sanjay argues with Mana and reveals his hand in the disappearance of Casey’s pet. Sanjay has time to rethink his intimidating ways and offers Casey a stuffed ‘pet’ as a peace offering in Marcus’ team building session.
Carol is attempting to mediate a dispute between Sanjay and Casey. Casey believes she is within her rights to have a pet in the office, but Sanjay finds it disgusting and wants it disallowed. They argue about working styles. Sanjay is direct and aggressive while Casey remains passive and non-assertive. Carol finds a middle ground that the two can agree upon. Later, Sanjay and Mana are arguing about a misplaced piece of work. The conversation ends uncomfortably with Sanjay ordering Mana not to tell Casey about what he did to her pet. Later, in a meeting, Marcus asks for team-building contributions. Sanjay has had time to rethink his intimidating ways and offers a stuffed ‘pet’ as a peace offering to Casey.
“Too much energy is wasted on wars at work. Peace and harmony is good for health and well being.”
BUILD A COOPERATIVE TEAM
Don’t let conflicts grow
INSTEAD: Discuss and resolve issues
Don’t be afraid to speak up
INSTEAD: Speak assertively
Don’t be aggressive
INSTEAD: Communicate with care
Don’t exclude someone
INSTEAD: Make others feel special
WARNING - These videos are designed to provoke discussion and response. They are contemporary, fast paced, short, character driven TV style comedies that take a new approach to reaching today's learners. By laughing, discussing, sharing outrage, reacting to the behaviors on screen, we can use these strong feelings and thoughts to develop a clearer shared view of how we want to behave, how we manage these situations, and how we want our team to behave and respond.
Psychological Rationale to Learning The producer, psychologist Eve Ash, has created this specific comedy approach to engage learners who are a media saturated generation that increasingly report being uninspired, unchallenged and bored by traditional or outdated training videos. Eve wanted to create a series that people want to see more of, want to discuss and then refer to when similar occasions arise at work- but with shared insight.
Whilst some people find them insensitive or outrageous, the vast majority of viewers and users have found them refreshing, stimulating and great for getting energy and enthusiasm back into learning. They can of course be coupled them with other programs like the SWITCH ON series, or WORKPLACE EXCELLENCE.