The danger of "Common Sense"
March 13, 2016 9:06am CST
The danger of "common sense" is that we have the expectation that "sense" is shared by nearly all people. I work with people from all walks of life and across multiple countries. The more people I've worked with, the more I realise I shouldn't rely on "common sense". I had to explain to a colleague, why going through another colleague's drawer for paperwork when the person is not there is a breach of HR policy. What was obvious and "common sense" to me, was very new for that colleague! I have many such stories to tell. So, what do you think about "common sense"? Do you have it? Image by: https://www.pinterest.com/tonycavell/laughter/
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13 Mar 16
I have great common sense or truly, I would not be living to type here Wendy. It has literally saved my life though out my life. One can have all the degrees in the world, but without common sense, even the most mundane tasks get complicated. I can see what you are saying of course leave other peoples stuff alone lolz..privacy and all.
13 Mar 16
It's the same as had to explain another person, "why showing up drunk at work, get's you fired"... /sigh For that particular colleague, the notion that his action might be perceived as "attempt to steal" has never occurred to him.. Irish legislation at a work place says, he could be sued, and the company failing to have a policy to protect another employee's property can also be sued..