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Appreciating Diversity
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Appreciating Diversity

Carol returns from vacation to find that Marcus has hired two non-English speakers, to develop diversity at work. Carol and her boss Serena have concerns about their minimum English and the consequent perceptions of Cutting Edge Corporation appearing unprofessional. Carlos and Tammy manage to retain their positions and all the staff are now required to help them improve their English.

Carol returns from holidays to discover that Marcus promoted Carlos to receptionist and hired Tammy in accounting, and neither speaks much English. Marcus is very proud of the added ‘diversity’, while Carol is very concerned about Carlos being the first point of contact and ‘face’ of the company. Marcus believes that diversity of culture is important and they should be able to help the newcomers adapt. Carol prepares Tammy and Carlos for Serena’s imminent arrival from head office, but uses lots of expressions they do not understand. Serena arrives and is shocked by their lack of minimum English, but decides that the company will assist them with their English so they can add value to the company as employees fluent in Spanish and Chinese. 

Key Learning Points

"Our world is interesting and diverse. Diversity brings new perspectives"  


Don't discriminate
INSTEAD: Be open to everyone

Don't make disrespectful remarks
INSTEAD: Think before you speak

Don't focus on differences
INSTEAD: Appreciate other cultures

Don't assume limitations
INSTEAD: Make everyone feel welcome

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are a media saturated generation that increasingly report being uninspired, unchallenged and bored by traditional or outdated training videos.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