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Stamp OutStupid People Syndrome(tm)    in Your Organization:Getting Your Employees to Use        Common Sense
So, what is Stupid People  Syndrome, anyway?                      Duh!!
So, then, what is common sense?    Hard to define    Know it when you see it    Good ol horse sense
What do you know about           common sense?    Varies in character, depending on    surroundings and education    Dom...
What are the top 7 benefits of           common sense?         (in other words, why should we care                about co...
What are the top 7 benefits of       common sense? (cont.)    Improves morale and increases self-esteem    Improves trut...
How do you get common sense?    Program or re-program your brain with    practice in logic puzzles and shape    manipulat...
How do you figure out a    “common-sensical” solution?1. Pastthink                Think of a similar situation that you h...
How do you figure out a    “common-sensical” solution?2. Presentthink                Think of options to use in this situ...
How do you figure out a    “common-sensical” solution?3. Futurethink                Determine if present situation will d...
How do you get your employees to     use common sense?    Expect it    Model it    Teach it    Encourage it    Acknow...
Remember:Common Sense is geniusdressed in working clothes.                  -Ralph Waldo Emerson
To learn more, please contact: Douglas H. (Doug) Johnson 330.425.7406 dougj@comsense.org
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Getting Your Employees to Use Common Sense

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Getting Your Employees to Use Common Sense

  1. 1. Stamp OutStupid People Syndrome(tm) in Your Organization:Getting Your Employees to Use Common Sense
  2. 2. So, what is Stupid People Syndrome, anyway?  Duh!!
  3. 3. So, then, what is common sense? Hard to define Know it when you see it Good ol horse sense
  4. 4. What do you know about common sense? Varies in character, depending on surroundings and education Domain specific People who have it tend to be practical, creative and self-reliant
  5. 5. What are the top 7 benefits of common sense? (in other words, why should we care about common sense?) Improves productivity Improves problem solving and decision making skills Improves customer service and customer satisfaction Improves common courtesy
  6. 6. What are the top 7 benefits of common sense? (cont.) Improves morale and increases self-esteem Improves truth, values and simplicity of life Improves seeing things as they are, and doing things as they should be done
  7. 7. How do you get common sense? Program or re-program your brain with practice in logic puzzles and shape manipulation puzzles Develop through experience or exposure to experience
  8. 8. How do you figure out a “common-sensical” solution?1. Pastthink  Think of a similar situation that you have experienced or exposed to  Make sure your perception is based on fact rather than emotion  Compare the situation with your memory of past experience (often happens without conscious thought)
  9. 9. How do you figure out a “common-sensical” solution?2. Presentthink  Think of options to use in this situation  Assimilate the present facts, consider alternatives and compare with past experiences  Decide which option is most viable
  10. 10. How do you figure out a “common-sensical” solution?3. Futurethink  Determine if present situation will deviate from past experience when applying chosen option  Determine implications  If desired outcome, GO FOR IT! (if not, return to step 1.
  11. 11. How do you get your employees to use common sense? Expect it Model it Teach it Encourage it Acknowledge it Reinforce it
  12. 12. Remember:Common Sense is geniusdressed in working clothes. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  13. 13. To learn more, please contact: Douglas H. (Doug) Johnson 330.425.7406 dougj@comsense.org

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