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Giving Hygiene Feedback
Duration: 9 Minutes
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The team becomes aware of Sanjay’s body odor, and subtle remarks don’t help. Alex tries an anonymous gift of personal hygiene products on his desk – that backfires. Carol prefers a more direct approach, whilst Marcus opts for a more gentle, team-building approach. Carol confronts Sanjay insensitively and he gets offended and defensive. Carol escalates the argument to include Marcus, who finds a solution that suits everyone. 

When the members of the group detect body odor in the meeting they make subtle jokes and gestures, but Sanjay doesn’t notice. Marcus tells Carol about an interesting idea for boosting team morale when Alex walks in with a bag of personal hygiene products she intends to leave on Sanjay’s desk. Carol offers a suggestion for a more direct approach, and Marcus also offers something in a more sensitive, team-building vein. Alex proceeds with her original plan of leaving the hygiene products on Sanjay’s desk – but it backfires. Carol confronts Sanjay with the issue in her preferred, direct yet inappropriate style. Sanjay is offended and becomes defensive. Carol escalates the argument to include Marcus, who finds a solution that suits everyone. 

Key Learning Points

“It’s hard to give feedback about hygiene. It’s even harder being the receiver” 


Don’t make jokes
INSTEAD: Use a personal approach

Don’t leave unsubtle gifts
INSTEAD: Be direct

Don’t give nasty feedback
INSTEAD: Be sensitive with words

Don’t alienate the person
INSTEAD: Explain you care

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are a media saturated generation that increasingly report being uninspired, unchallenged and bored by traditional or outdated training videos.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