The last (out)post
To many managers, managing people is one of the most problematic areas in their skills set to acquire. And in South Africa with our diversity of people and cultures a manager needs to have hair on his, or her, teeth to cross the cultural minefield without stepping on toes or alienating half the workforce and causing a riot or a strike through some inadvertent remark.
16 May 2012 09:19
Training also becomes a difficult issue as we have a workforce that differs wildly in terms of education and skills levels. So how does one find a common language that can address issues across the board without causing drama? The answer is not so obvious but quite simple. In short: Give them Drama!
Industrial theatre is a very South African way of approaching communication in a multicultural, multi lingual society. As a communication tool it is unbeatable, because drama by its very nature speaks to the emotions and those emotions are universal. Whether the target audience is blue collar or white collar, all of us share the same fears and anxieties regarding our future, our jobs and the welfare of our families.
Managers seeking to communicate difficult messages in the workplace need only contact a company like The Learning Theatre. Their years of experience ensure that they will be able to create a dramatic solution perfectly suited to your business communication needs.
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