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Welcoming New People
Duration: 7 Minutes
AUD $275.00
Synopsis

Sherry is new, but gets relegated to the bottom of the stairs, where she feels isolated and excluded from team activities and events. Carol ignores Sherry and her induction of Tammy and Carlos is patronizing and demeaning. Meanwhile Alex and Michael help Tammy and Carlos to feel welcome and learn some basic expressions, whilst Casey goes out of her way to make Sherry feel appreciated and valued. 

Sherry the new girl is located at the bottom of the stairs and while trying to be positive she feels completely overlooked. Alex tries to make Tammy feel welcome and to assist her understanding of basic phrases, while Michael does the same for Carlos. Meanwhile Carlos, whose English skills are better than Tammy, tries to help her with basic phrases. Carol gives Carlos and Tammy a training session, but is patronizing and dismissive, using words and phrases they both struggle to understand, making Tammy and Carlos feel quite devalued. Sherry in the meantime feels completely disconnected from the rest of the staff and excluded from all sorts of activities. Casey goes out of her way to visit Sherry several times a day to make her feel welcome, appreciated and valued. 

Key Learning Points

“Early days in a new job have a big impact. A warm friendly start makes all the difference.”

WELCOME NEW PEOPLE

Don’t ignore new people
INSTEAD: Be sociable and warm

Don’t overlook needs
INSTEAD: Anticipate and respond to needs

Don’t patronize or cause discomfort
INSTEAD: Explain and invite discussion

Don’t focus on negatives
INSTEAD: Build a positive culture
 

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are a media saturated generation that increasingly report being uninspired, unchallenged and bored by traditional or outdated training videos.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.

Recommended Audiences
  • All staff
Distributed in the following format(s)
  • DVD
Available in the following language(s)
  • English
Media Type
 Video Recording
Presentation Style
  • Drama
  • Comedy
STOCK CODE
CEC18
ISBN
9781921910210
Published
Melbourne, Australia
Filming location
Los Angeles, USA
Release year
2012
Copyright owner
Seven Dimensions
Publisher
Seven Dimensions