Little Stories About Work consists of informative and thought-provoking short animated stories made from cartoon-like animation about workplace bullying and various undesired behaviours and situations that are not necessarily bullying but still may be problematic and unacceptable. The project presents entire but succinct stories and bits of longer stories. You will find themes about mocking; belittling; berating; yelling; verbal abuse; physical threats; breaking privacy and pestering; spreading rumours; overloading with work; cutting off guidelines, information, responsibilities, and tasks; making unachievable demands; blocking leave, training and promotion; blame games; marginalization; mob ostracism; violence. Some animations portray problematic workers and their intrigues against others, some show organizational causes of bullying, but in the end, there is some positivity in them too. Consider them as incidents that might occur or little case studies about recurring themes in the workplace. We also propose descriptions and comments on animations to shed light on this complex and touchy phenomenon. Our project is a systematic approach inspired by real-life stories and professional knowledge. The animated illustrations can be complemented with other professional materials to deliver wider training resources.
Such visual resources can be used for group training or individual learning. Owners, companies' management, and Human Resource specialists can use the project to reduce ongoing negative practices and improve the working environment directly. This vehicle can also be used as a preventive measure to raise awareness and get more insight into employees' relationships. In the long run, it can help to create an organizational culture free from bullying, help to bring more employee wellbeing into the workplace, and achieve broader business goals such as retention and refining employer brand.
If you want to get people to really learn, you can give an overview of the topic and then go on to detailed examples illustrated by our clips. Clear, detailed, concise, and direct visual illustrations make the little stories a compelling supplement to enliven lessons and discussions. That's why people will think the topic out deeper. Thanks to used techniques, the animations present serious things in a lighter and sometimes humorous way or from a different perspective. Some of them can bring a bit of controversy on a personal level, but all this can have a stronger impact on people’s memory, attitudes, and behaviour, which is ultimately beneficial for the entire team at the organizational level. Last but not least, it can amuse and engage people too.
Animated Experience. Music: Audionautix, Bendsound, FMA, Mixkit, Audio Library You Tube Studio