Ah the office training video. Long a staple of employee education programmes, they can be a valuable learning aid, if done properly. Done badly meanwhile, they can be an excuse for lazy educators and trainers to slack off on the job.
Unsurprisingly, the latter kind has proven to be fodder for comedians all over the internet. Like everything on the internet, these spoof videos can be a bit of a lottery. To save you from sifting through all that dross, we’ve compiled this list of genuinely funny takes on the corporate training video.
Check it out:
Millennials in the Workplace Training Video
If online media is to be believed, older people in the workplace just don’t know how to deal with Millennials (broadly defined as the demographic cohort born between born between the early 1980s and early 2000s). Yup, apparently a whole generation of individuals crave constant praise, want instant promotions, and are unwilling to do anything that actually resembles work.
Luckily, this video is here to help the generation above figure out how to deal with them.
Millennials Guide To Baby Boomers: A Response
Yeah, as it turns out Millennials don’t have the easiest time working with Boomers – the generation currently running most workplaces – either. Then again, it’s tough working for a generation who ruined entire economies, thinks that everyone does their best work in the office, and expects you to do all your ordinary work while teaching them how to use technology. Just kidding. We love you old kooks!
Tesco Corporate Training Video
Sometimes the best humour comes from taking the mundane and making it extraordinary. This video from UK supermarket chain, Tesco, does that really well. I mean, who wouldn’t want to look after a grocery store’s fruit & veg section if it meant feeling like a super hero?
Heroic Solutions: Training Module Level I
A masterful take on the ‘bad corporate training video’ genre, this effort from Funny or Die answers what would happen if super heroes were subjected to the same corporate rigmarole as the rest of us. By the looks of things, they’d also have to sit through poor editing, corny one-liners and actors with no experience of the job they’re depicting.