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Understanding Accountability
Duration: 6 Minutes
AUD $275.00
Synopsis

Serena is appalled by lack of accountability and Marcus passes the task of remedying the situation to Carol, who calls a snap meeting with everyone including Carlos the cleaner. People seem confused when Carol challenges their understanding of accountability, yet she secretly confesses her own misunderstanding. The new guy, Sam, provides a clear and unequivocal definition that saves the day.

Serena has come in from Head Office and is appalled by the lack of accountability in the regional office. She leaves Marcus with the challenge that his entire office must become accountable. Marcus passes the task of remedying the situation to Carol, who panics and calls a snap meeting with the entire team (including Carlos, the cleaner). She canvasses the team for their collective understanding of what accountability is, only to find a lot of confusion. She confesses privately that she was not sure of the exact meaning of accountability, but is saved by the new guy, Sam, who provides a clear and unequivocal definition.

Key Learning Points

“Managers expect their people to be accountable. Accountability starts at the top.”

EVERYONE MUST UNDERSTAND ACCOUNTABILITY

Don't assume accountability is understood
INSTEAD: Share examples to make it clear

Don't blame and threaten
INSTEAD: Agree what is expected of everyone

Don't demand on-the-spot commitment
INSTEAD: Share pride in being accountable

Don’t assume everyone will be accountable
INSTEAD: Review and reward achievements
 

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are a media saturated generation that increasingly report being uninspired, unchallenged and bored by traditional or outdated training videos.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
CEC11
ISBN
9781921910111
Published
Melbourne, Australia
Filming location
Los Angeles, USA
Release year
2012
Copyright owner
Seven Dimensions
Publisher
Seven Dimensions