Behaving Unprofessionally - Interactive

Behaving Unprofessionally - Interactive

Seven Dimensions
Updated May 09, 2020

People understand professional behavior. Yet many behave unprofessionally at work. This interactive course is designed to help people at all levels develop positive, respectful and professional attitudes and behaviors, ensuring they understand and demonstrate ethical behavior and uphold privacy.

Various members of the team discuss what they see as unprofessional behavior. Cutting Edge Corporation has a Book of Rules listing 8 unprofessional behaviors. These are set out and explained by team members.

  1. Being Rude – examples of Carol being aggressive and insulting to her colleagues.
  2. Taking Supplies – staff taking office equipment. It is illegal.
  3. Personal Media – can be distracting and invasive of people’s privacy.
  4. Inappropriate Dress – clean and neat, not provocative.
  5. Name Calling – insulting or racist remarks may be against the law.
  6. Flirting – stepping over boundaries of acceptable behavior.
  7. Relationships at Work – personal relationships with colleagues should be kept out of the office.
  8. Touching – some gestures are acceptable, but many are not acceptable.

Key Learning Points

  • Don’t be rude and insensitive INSTEAD: Show respect to others
  • Don’t abuse privileges INSTEAD: Be responsible and trustworthy
  • Don’t flirt or misbehave INSTEAD: Maintain professional relationships
  • Don’t mix personal and business INSTEAD: Manage boundaries

Comedy makes learning fun

This interactive course is part of the popular Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown starring Emmy-award winning Kim Estes. This powerful training series follows several characters as they battle challenges, negotiate conflicts and learn from mistakes about professionalism, leadership, communication and safety. This Australian produced series was filmed on location in Los Angeles.