Siemens likes the idea — “real world training and practical hands-on activities” — but wonders, as I do, about what could be lost.
Here’s the Globe and Mail article that Siemens is talking about.
I’m really intrigued by this. As the article says, McDonald’s is “introducing a ‘basic shift manager’ course, designed to train staff in skills needed to run a McDonald’s outlet, from marketing to human resources and customer service skills.”
So Shannon can work at McDonald’s, cope with the challenges of a shift manager, and presumably learn on the job ways to improve her abilities.
Read the comments that follow the Globe and Mail article. An astonishing range (and intensity) of reaction. (I agree with one comment: McDonald’s as a participant, rather than, say, Target, makes the idea a richer target for mockery.)