Radical Training in South Korea

FT.com has a blog post on a radical training that is helping (?) South Korean workers look at their life priorities. Adam Jones posts:

The likes of Samsung Electronics and Hyundai Motor send workers to Korea Life Consulting to show them the value of life and encourage them to question their priorities. The course includes mock burials – yes, attendees are actually shut into coffins temporarily – and will-readings. One aim is to discourage suicides, particularly prevalent in South Korea.

The piece left me wondering how many of the employees sent on these courses re-evaluate their priorities to the extent that they then quit their jobs. I guess it depends on the traditional internal battle between reinvention and inertia that occurs following most training courses.

What do you think? Would such a training design be effective?

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