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Making Decisions
Duration: 7 Minutes
AUD $275.00
Synopsis

Serena questions the decision making process for the cutbacks. Instead of considering the weakest performer, Marcus has hired two new weaker people. Serena is shocked by the random choice toy and arm wrestling competitions used to make decisions. She offers the DECIDE formula and Michael is reinstated because the decision to fire him was unethical.

Marcus makes unbelievable decisions. Instead of selecting a person to leave based on performance, he hires two new people with language difficulties. Serena is shocked to discover Marcus uses a decision-making toy to make random choices, and he fired Michael after an arm wrestling competition. Marcus thinks it’s innovative, honest and appreciated.  But Serena says it is ludicrous.  Serena gives Marcus and Carol her formula for decision making based on the word DECIDE:

D – Define the problem
E – Explore options
– Consider outcomes
I  – Isolate best options
D – Do It!
E – Evaluate.

Michael is in the process of leaving the office when Carol tells him he is “unfired” as Marcus’ decision was unethical.

Key Learning Points

“Avoiding decisions weakens your position. Making good decisions keeps you strong”

MAKE EFFECTIVE DECISIONS

Don't avoid decisions
INSTEAD: Define problems

Don’t limit yourself
INSTEAD: Explore the options and outcomes

Don’t jump at easy answers
INSTEAD: Isolate the best option

Don’t procrastinate
INSTEAD: Do it and evaluate

Define problems
Explore options
Consider outcomes
Isolate best options  
Do it!
Evaluate
 

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are a media saturated generation that increasingly report being uninspired, unchallenged and bored by traditional or outdated training videos.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
CEC36
ISBN
9781921910395
Published
Melbourne, Australia
Filming location
Los Angeles, USA
Release year
2012
Copyright owner
Seven Dimensions
Publisher
Seven Dimensions