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THIS WEEK: GUIDELINES vs. rules & ACCOUNTABILITY
Today we discuss why following the rules isn't the best route to follow.
We'll start with a definitions & a situation why rules don't work.
RULES = A set of laws applicable to all;
regulations for standard procedure
Rule = No food in the family room.
Too few Someone leaves unfinished soda in the room
Then too many New rule created - no beverages
Another when someone leaves candy wrappers
May become Person who is sick needs to drink ginger ale.
Rigid No exceptions or the rules need to be broken.
Uneven One parent enforces the rules
enforcement The other parent lets the rules slide.
Applies to the ones Even applies to people who clean up after themselves.
who don't follow
procedures & to those People who clean up after themselves are
who do as well penalized by the rules they don't need.
Outwardly enforced People who don't follow the rules are not self
by the rules police accountable and are policed by others.
Self-enforcing principle for determening a course of action
One question fits all circumstances:
Is it Safe and does it Show Respect for Self, Others & Property?
In the no food in the family room situation -
A guideline is applied because there is a problem with persons
not being responsible for the mess that they create.
It has nothing to do with food. It's all about
ACCOUNTABILITY - Being responsible for ones own actions.
People who clean up eat in the room.
People who leave a mess don't until they become responsible & clean up.
They no longer hold everyone hostage
to their lack of responsible actions as they do with a set of rules.
That's it for this segment. I'm stepping off as this elevator's doors close.
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