People need effective training and internal messaging that resonates–it must connect and feel relevant if it’s going to influence behavior.
But that’s not all. People also need effective training to realistically equip them for the complicated social situations they may face.
The reiteration of rules does not equip people for real-world scenarios. The human mind is vulnerable to justifying problematic actions and words. We often make decisions unconsciously, on an auto-pilot mode, so training must reach deep enough to shift certain paradigms so people automatically navigate ethically and positively.
But the good news is almost everyone will buy into the notion that positive social experiences and strong social skills is what they want, and they will respond well to effective training that helps them achieve that positive goal.
At Culture Strength we have seen this to be true throughout the country with our Social Strengths Workshops and Bystander Intervention training programs, including with even the most challenging audiences. You can provide people with what they want and need while also guarding against the harmful actions that fall short of effective and ethical behavior.