Now more than ever, creating a “speak up culture” is in the national consciousness. This is the golden opportunity to harness the conversations swirling around the Keurig and focusing them on creating a healthy dialogue about creating a safe and open work environment.
This clip from “Legally Blonde 2” can set the stage beautifully by creating a positive vibe before diving into the nitty gritty of discussing when and how to speak up when they see or experience something wrong.
NOTE: For our purposes, the lesson ends at 2:59 when she says,“Speak up, America. Speak up!”
How did Reese Witherspoon exemplify the “speak up” culture our company has embraced?
Have you ever seen someone remain silent? If so, how did that affect them personally as well as our work environment?
What factors might prevent you or someone else from speaking up?
Where should someone go if they need to speak up about something?
Is there anything you need to speak up about now? If so, how can you overcome your silence?
Bryan Belknap, an award-winning screenwriter and speaker, is Creative Director at Resonate Pictures, which specializes in story-based training and branding films. His new ebook “How to Teach Ethics and Compliance with Hollywood Movie Clips” is available for free download.Tags: corporate training, discrimination, employee morale, employee relations, employees, ethics and compliance, harassement, Harvey Weinstein, honesty, movie clips, sexual harassment, speak up culture, verbal abuse, whistle blowing