Professional Development Advisor for CIWM, the leading professional body for resource and waste professionals. CIWM is the voice of the resource and waste industry and represents over 5,500 individuals and organisations in the UK and overseas. Experienced Learning and Development Professional with a background in training delivery & development, adult education, and developing management skills in the waste and resources, customer service and commercial sectors.
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This made me chuckle and realise how accurate Belbin can be! I recognised every one of these people!
Great article. In these challenging times financially for many companies, offering development and time to develop to employees is 'proof' of your commitment to your workforce.
This is an interesting article with tips to stop people talking: https://coachingforleaders.com/stop-talking/
I think the 'Chinese Whispers' term comes more from the Chinese language being incomprehensible to 'western' speakers. (It was originally from a term Chinese Fire Drill - where a group of Chinese sailors drowned because they couldn't understand the fire drill instructions.) It is colloquially known as Russian Scandal in some parts of the world - equally unacceptable! It is certainly not a term I would consider nowadays - I tend to call it The Grapevine or Messenger activity.
Thanks for the suggestions! I like to take it one step further and use a technical instruction video - I have one for my sewing machine and sometimes use this as a practical exercise! Show a section of the video to the Listener and ask the Listener to then instruct their partner (who hasn't seen the video) to explain how to use the part of the machine without pointing or demonstrating (so using only verbal instructions) even the simplest section such as threading the machine or inserting the bobbin correctly takes really good listening and communication skills. Yes, I can be such a mean facilitator!