Standing on the Toilet
By Rick Boxx
March 17, 2011
Tom Hill, author of “Making Character First,” told a funny story about a discovery he made that helped him realize he needed to change the culture of his business. While reviewing the company policy manual, he discovered a policy against “standing on toilet seats.”
When he asked a supervisor about the policy he was told, “We used to have a policy against people sleeping while sitting on the toilet seat,” he was told. “So they began standing on the toilet seat to escape work instead, so we wrote a new policy.”
Proverbs 13:1 teaches, “A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.”
A policy is worthless if not enforced. The answer is usually to avoid hiring or condoning mocker’s and their behavior, not writing policies.
To learn about Tom Hill’s journey in “Making Character First” click here.
“Making Character First”
Building a Culture of Character in Any Organization
by Tom Hill
Founder of Character First
& Chairman of Kimray, Inc.