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Handling Tricky Appraisals
Duration: 9 Minutes
AUD $275.00
Synopsis

Carol expects to be showered in praise at her forthcoming appraisal with Marcus, but is shocked to find Serena will be sitting in. When they question Carol’s extremely high self-assessment, she becomes defensive and angry, especially when Marcus announces no bonus and a pay cut! But will management also be taking cuts? Carol must get back on her horse.

Carol is upbeat and positive on the morning of her appraisal. She is confident that she’ll be showered in praise, until she walks into Marcus’ office and finds that the company VP, Serena, will be sitting in on the appraisal.  Marcus and Serena question various aspects of Carol’s extremely high self-assessment. Carol becomes offended and defensive, and at times takes her emotion out on Serena. It all takes a turn for the worse when Marcus announces that Carol won’t be receiving a bonus. She’ll also be required to take a pay cut! But will management also be taking pay cuts and loss of a bonus? How will Carol get back in control?

Key Learning Points

“Appraisals can be constructive, destructive or useless. Your contribution directly impacts the outcome.”

BE PROFESSIONAL WITH ALL APPRAISALS 

Don't cause surprises at the appraisal
INSTEAD: Prepare the person for what to expect

Don't be vague about improvement
INSTEAD: Discuss specific ways to improve

Don't disregard employment contracts
INSTEAD: Reward achievements as agreed

Don't allow conflict to escalate
INSTEAD: Remain calm and focus on goals
 

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are a media saturated generation that increasingly report being uninspired, unchallenged and bored by traditional or outdated training videos.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
CEC10
ISBN
9781921910104
Published
Melbourne, Australia
Filming location
Los Angeles, USA
Release year
2012
Copyright owner
Seven Dimensions
Publisher
Seven Dimensions