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Everyone Hates Role Playing

Everyone Hates Role Playing

by Frank Roche on November 30, 2009

in Training

brando[Photo credit: Cinefrance]

Note to my friends in Learning & Development: No one, and I mean no one, likes role playing during training. Let me rephrase that — employees hate it.

I know, you were taught in your pedagogy class that experiential learning imprints the lesson. Lemme let you in a little secret — forget that. Employees cringe when they see there’s role playing during training. Do you ever wonder why your class participation drops off when it’s time for them to channel their inner Stanislavski?

Here’s an idea: Teach. But know you’re no Lee Strasberg and don’t have an aspiring Marlon Brando in your class.

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