Posts Tagged ‘role-play’
Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Without laws to compel the prevention and correction of workplace bullying, organizations striving to ensure an abuse-free work environment are few and far between. The companies that do look for solutions are ahead of the curve.
That said, it is important that companies find the correct solutions. Training that centers on role-playing exercises do more harm than good.
We stumbled upon an example of the wrong way to train (keeping the source anonymous). Look at the following role-play exercises and see if you can can pinpoint the problem.
Role Play #1
Joe is a nurse who has worked at the facility for 15 years. Recently he and his wife of 30 years have separated and are filing for divorce. On every shift Joe sees his co-workers whispering behind his back. Rumors have started circulating about the circumstances surrounding the separation.
Role-play this situation and how Joe should act in these types of situations.