By Adam Turteltaub
Over the last seventeen-plus years that I have worked in compliance, the dialogue about training has morphed in many ways. There was the debate over whether you could make compliance training mandatory. There was discussion about whether you could do something shorter than the typical 40 minutes to an hour course.
Both issues have long-since been settled, but one issue still gets hotly discussed: whether comedy can work in compliance training.
Jim Shields of Twist & Shout Media, strongly disagrees. He is one of the forces behind the compliance training series Tuesdays with Bernie (not weekend with Bernie, as I mistakenly said in the podcast).
In our discussion, he argues that there is a place for humor in compliance. He strongly believes that it can be very useful for gaining people’s attention and open a channel for communication, turning training from an interruption of the day to an interesting addition to it.
Listen in and then decide whether humor can enhance your compliance communications.