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Getting Your Employees to Use Common Sense

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There are many benefits for using common sense in business and getting your employees to use common sense is critical. In this short slide presentation, discover the benefits, a 3 step method for making common sense decisions and how to get your employees to use common sense.

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Getting Your Employees to Use Common Sense

  1. 1. What Is “Stupid People Syndrome”™? “Well, Duh!”
  2. 2.  hard term to define  information applied in  people know it when productive and meaningful ways,  seeing things as they are and doing things as they should be done  in other words, good ol’ horsesense. they see it.
  3. 3.  varies in character according to surroundings and education  domain specific: in other words, a person might use a lot of common sense on the job, but not at home, or vice-versa  tends to reside in practical yet creative, and self-reliant people
  4. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. Common Sense improves productivity. Common Sense improves problem solving and decision making skills. Common Sense improves customer service and customer satisfaction. Common Sense improves common courtesy. 5. 6. 7. Common Sense improves morale and increases self-esteem. Common Sense improves truth, values and simplicity of life. Common Sense improves seeing things as they are and doing things as they should be done.
  5. 5.  To program or re- program your brain to use common sense  practice, practice, practice!  exercise your common sense by doing logic puzzles and puzzles involving manipulation of shapes. (Jigsaw puzzles come to mind.)  Common Sense is also developed through  experience and  exposure to experience.
  6. 6. Step 1: PASTTHINK • Think of a similar situation either you have experienced yourself, or have been exposed to. • Be sure that your perception of the situation is based on fact, rather than emotion. • Compare the situation with your memory of past experience. This often happens without conscious thought.
  7. 7. Step 2: PRESENTTHINK • Think of options to use in this situation. • Assimilate the present facts, consider the alternatives, and compare with past experiences. • Come to a conclusion about which option is the most viable.
  8. 8. Step 3: FUTURETHINK • Determine if the present situation will deviate from past experience during the application of the chosen option. • Determine the implications of the option you have chosen. What effect will the option chosen have upon the situation? • If this is the desired outcome, then GO FOR IT!
  9. 9.  expect it  encourage it  model it  acknowledge it  teach it  reinforce it
  10. 10. Remember: Common sense is genius dressed in working clothes. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. 11. For more information, please contact Doug Johnson 330.425.7406 or visit www.CommonSenseU.com