Common Sense or Logical Sense?
In an ideal world, common sense would allow everyone the ability to see reality and reach an accurate conclusion that would be clear to everyone quickly. What a time saver that would be!
Do you wish all your employees or co-workers had common sense? Most people think of common sense as sound judgment that is gained from experience and not from formal education. That sounds like almost all of us would have common sense because we all have life experiences. So why does common sense seem to be in such short supply?
First, the term common sense probably isn’t accurate for what most of us want in the workplace
We want to work with people that make sound decisions based on real knowledge, expertise and/or experience. Since common sense is based on the limited experience that an individual has had, conclusions and decisions made with common sense can be wrong. Just because a lot of people think it, believe it or talk about it, doesn’t make it a fact.
Second, the term common sense comes from simpler times
When there were fewer choices and problems were less complex, it was easier to rely on common sense. Maybe in today’s world it would be more accurate to call it Logical Sense instead of common sense. If we thought of it that way, it would encourage us to be a little more thorough and scientific about it. Of course, some decisions can be made very quickly because they are indeed common choices that you have made multiple times with predictable outcomes. But many decisions are more novel or unique and require more consideration.
Start by defining the issue with an open mind
If you are too deep into your preconceived ideas, you could miss a great solution. Second, collect data that is a reasonable amount for the level of importance of your issue. Make sure your data is from a balanced source. In other words, don’t just find data or solicit opinions that agree with your hypothesis. And last, analyze your information as objectively as you can to make your decision with logical sense.
Start with the best hires
Do you want more employees or co-workers with logical sense? Incorporate questions about how they make decisions into your interview process. Using a professional CRA (Consumer Reporting Agency) for your pre-employment or vendor screening services will save you time and money. For a free consultation or more information, contact Genesis Background Screening Services at 866 944-0041 ext 101. Online, you can email or visit www.genesisbackgroundscreening.com. You can sign up to be emailed whenever we post a new blog at https://genesisbackgroundscreening.com/blog/
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