Why do Men Feel the Urge to Insert Sexual Terms into Workplace Training Materials?

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Do men deliberately insert inappropriate language into training materials to make it more interesting? Or is just a Freudian slip? In the latest blog article from The Workplace Improver, Marie-Claire Ross from Digicast Productions discusses this apparent trend and asks for feedback from readers, in order to find out what is really happening.

"But what really amazes me is just how frequently I come across technical training manuals that are filled with lots of sexual innuendos. What I cannot understand is whether this is deliberate or subconscious?"

Announcing a new blog article for the The Workplace Improver, a unique blog that ties in information from producing training videos, in order to help companies improve their internal and external communication.

The Workplace Improver also asks the hard questions when it comes to company training and that is “Why do men feel the urge to insert sexual terms into workplace training materials”?

Marie-Claire Ross, the Executive Producer from Digicast (http://www.digicast.com.au/services/safety-ohs-induction-videos) explains, “As a training video producer, specializing in safety and induction videos, as well as marketing videos in the industrial arena, I come across training materials that are pretty dry. My job is to transform the training materials into training video scripts that are interesting and engaging.

"But what really amazes me is just how frequently I come across technical training manuals that are filled with lots of sexual innuendos. What I cannot understand is whether this is deliberate or whether men are subconsciously using words with sexual connotations? Are they just trying to spice things up a bit?

"Time and time again, I come across very technical training materials that seem to use a lot of references to penetration, erections, vibrator compaction (ouch!) and receptacles.

"In our latest Workplace Improver blog article, we report on some interesting examples and we want feedback from people to let us know what examples they have. I have a feeling that I’m not the only one to be floored by some suspicious use of the English language in training materials. Mind you, it certainly does make the dry training materials far more fun to read. But I’m not quite sure if it improves training quality”.

Digicast is inviting trainers and human resources and safety professionals who have examples of some dubious wording in workplace training materials or who are just interested in reading more, to visit The Workplace Improver Blog at http://www.digicast.com.au/blog/why-do-men-feel-the-urge-to-insert-sexual-terms-into-workplace-training-materials.

Readers can make a comment or contact Marie-Claire Ross directly. We’d love to hear what other people are experiencing.

"We will then use people's responses in another blog post, so that we can really get to the heart of the matter", says Marie-Claire Ross.

About Digicast Productions

Digicast Productions has been producing results driven training videos since 1991. Our training videos train over 10,000 people worldwide each year. For more information, visit http://www.digicast.com.au

About The Workplace Improver
The Workplace Improver blog is all about providing the latest information about improving workplace performance for a safer, more productive workforce through using video. For more information, visit http://www.digicast.com.au/blog

It is written by Marie-Claire Ross from Digicast Productions.

Media Contact: Marie-Claire Ross, Digicast Productions 61 3 9696 4400

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