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An amusing program about managing the expectations and behaviors of the newest recruits.

Carol is underwhelmed when “dude” Dion (Marcus’ nephew) rocks up to commence work as an intern, and also isn’t impressed by the entitled Tatiana. Marcus explains to the interns that Cutting Edge is there to help them move forward. Carlos is welcoming – offering Dion a desk to help him feel at home. Carol objects to the interns’ “text speak” and use of emoticons; not to mention time wasted on social media. Dion points out that companies allowing employees a given amount of time on Facebook are actually more productive. Steve explains the importance of dressing professionally; while Serena makes time to talk with the interns, perceiving their potential. Carol’s assessment of Dion is blunt; she believes he has no place in their office. Serena asserts that constructive feedback is the better path. Steve coaches Tatiana through what to say (and not to say) in job interviews. Carol concludes with some slightly tempered advice for Dion and he makes a positive suggestion. The video is divided into chapters:

  1. Welcome them and build rapport

  2. Talk on same wavelength

  3. Provide direction

  4. Share standards

  5. Manage attention seekers

  6. Give practical advice

  Key Learning Points

Digital natives can be challenging at times. They can also provide great opportunities.

DON’T ignore young team members
INSTEAD: Welcome them and build rapport

DON’T assume understanding
INSTEAD: provide clear direction and standards

DON’T let bad behavior go unchecked
INSTEAD: Give feedback and coaching

DON’T expect them to know
INSTEAD: Offer practical advice

This is available as part of

Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series - 80 lessons
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COMEDY MAKES LEARNING FUNThis comedy business series completed in 2016 was created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown.  This series will shock, amaze and entertain you, while at the same time teaching some important lessons in human interaction, in a way you won’t forget! 30 new title... read more
 
Year of Release
2013
Video Running Time (minutes)
9:00
Course ID
CEC49

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