Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Integrity Moments with Rick Boxx

Integrity Moments - Nov. 21, 2013

  • 2013 Nov 21



Eliminating Theft
By: Rick Boxx
November 21, 2013

Wharton professor, Adam Grant, in a LinkedIn article, shares a story of a sawmill that was experiencing over $1 million a year in equipment theft. Instead of installing surveillance equipment, they decided to hire a corporate psychologist.

The psychologist was surprised to learn the employees were stealing for the thrill, not the money. They instituted a “library type” policy.

Employees were allowed to borrow any equipment they wanted. Suddenly, there was no thrill and no reason for them to steal. The stealing ceased.

Proverbs 28:26 teaches, “Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.”

Rather than proceeding with their original plan of installing cameras, the sawmill wisely sought counsel. Trusting in our first instinct is usually not as good as seeking wisdom from others.


Follow Crosswalk.com