Spanking and Teambuilding
April 30, 2006
Jury Awards 1.7 Million to Spanked Employee
Alarm company says it was part of a team-building exercise
This headline recently appeared in a CNN.com news release
The jury of six men and six women found that Janet Orlando, 53, was subjected to sexual harassment and sexual battery when she was paddled on the rear end two years ago at Alarm One Inc., a home security company in Fresno. Sales teams were encouraged to compete, and the losers were made fun of, forced to eat baby food, required to wear diapers and spanked with a rival company's yard signs, according to court documents.
Any strategy that shames another person is doomed to fail. This is a spiritual truth.
In his book "Power vs. Force -- The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior", David Hawkins MD, PhD shares a "Map of Consciousness" which shows that Shame rates at the bottom of the scale (20 out of 1000).
Shame is an emotion of "humiliation", and holds a God view of "despising", and a life view of "miserable".
No surprise that the person / company that promotes shame would have such a massive financial penalty levied against them by the jury.
What would happen if the person who designed the training program that involved spanking coworkers approached their training design from a place of Love (500 on the Map of Consciousness) rather than Shame?
Training designs are either negative / life taking (rating 200 or below) or positive / life giving (rating over 200).
Can a person who operates primarily at or below 200 design and deliver a training event that rates over 200?