I think that is a famous fish market in Seattle - seen it many times, always the same plaiceYears ago when I started at a global manufacture and supply group in big Pharma, we were all sent on a course on how to have fun at work... there was a vid of an American fishmongers with the employees lobbing tuna fish about... these guys looked cheerful enough and seemed to be having fun... when someone asked what similarities there were between our 12hour nightshift job picking pharma ingredients for drug substances and chucking fish about, the manager got the right arse ache... then someone else pointed out that the hour spent on the course could have been spent getting ahead of the hourly target so WE could have a bit of fun, he went totally ballistic... some bosses are just morons... a lot of these courses are just tick box exercises to make you think your employers give a flying one... when really, they don't...
In my experience (mainly in financial services) it's often not the operational managers who are pushing for this, but a combination of Execs (to be seen to be managing the regulatory and reputational risk) and HR departments justifying their existence / empire building.
Equally - the courses themselves are targeted at the lowest common denominator - rather than the average. Hence they are really tedious.
Another issue is that the vast majority of non-technical training really boils down to re-inforcing common sense. So by the time you are late 20s you'll have seen most of the topics - and everything after is just regurgitation.
But as we all know - common sense really isn't that common.
I've actually found constantly re-inventing the wheel creates more confusion as people are cross-referencing to their existing knowledge and terminology all the time.
It also works well for "employee metrics" to show how much training you're investing in for colleagues! Investors in People anyone?
You can probably tell that I'm a cynic!