Carol is concerned about excessive use of Facebook and Twitter at work, and initiates a social media policy, which Serena has observed is missing. Sam presents the new social media policy for the office, and they discuss inappropriate use. At the same time, Michael’s personal use of a dating app in the meeting triggers an embarrassing argument.
Carol and Marcus discuss with Casey her excessive use of social media in the workplace. After Marcus tells Carol he found Tammy on Facebook, Carol suggests they develop a workplace social media policy. Serena then arrives and tells Marcus he must develop and implement a social media policy immediately. Sam presents the proposed social media policy for the office, with an emphasis on the distinction between personal and professional social media usage. Marcus emphasizes the importance of professionalism in the use of social media and the team in turn express their differing views. There are clearly contrasting views within the team as to the use of personal social media in the workplace and Serena and Marcus agree to discuss it further at a later time.
This title is part of the Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series.
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are a media saturated generation that increasingly report being uninspired, unchallenged and bored by traditional or outdated training videos.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 learningLength: 9:00 Minutes
- Key points
"Social media is growing out of control. Finding opportunities is within our control."
AGREE ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Don’t just complain about social media
INSTEAD: Discuss impact on the workplace
Don’t make rules no one respects
INSTEAD: Agree what’s best for business
Don’t waste work time on personal media
INSTEAD: Focus on professional social media
Don’t exploit private knowledge of others
INSTEAD: Respect privacy and agree what’s public
- Package Includes
PDF on DVD with Discussion Questions, Activities, Handouts plus PPT Slides.
- Alternate Versions