Call them the rules used in practice or in daily life.
Some of these are based upon laws (not always obeyed by many), some are based upon courtesy (not put into practice by many), some are based upon chivalry (a few are offended by these) and others are unique to an industry and have been utilized for a long, long time.
Let’s first go through a few examples of these to have your mind thinking about a few which may specifically apply to you.
Actually STOP at a stop sign when driving a vehicle.
More and more especially when turning right on red (the stop sign) drivers roll through or lightly tap the brakes never fully stopping. Similar to this are the drivers who hit the gas on the yellow light or even the red light as it first becomes red. Okay no one likes this example as it hits too close to home.
Fine – how about utilizing the indicator to let others know if you will be turning or not?
How about moving to the right lane on the highway if you are in the left lane and there are five cars behind you itching to pass you? The courtesy driving rule would be to pass a car on the left and then once clearly passed move back to the right lane in front of the car or truck you just passed. Yes, meeting the one person in NY, NJ or Conn. Who does this would be an honor.
Call me old school, I still will hold a door open for a woman or a girl.
Yes, one almost hit me afterwards by swing her hanging purse at me. Not writing what she said – the point is this act of chivalry might get you into trouble these days.
Ever hear of the Baker’s Dozen?
If you buy twelve rolls at the bakery they add in one more to make it a baker’s dozen. Does your local bakery do this any longer?
On commercial merchant ships the people changing their watch on the bridge or in the engine room will relieve the other person by arriving five to ten minutes early and those being relieved will have a fresh pot of coffee already brewed for the new watch standers. This allows for a discussion of anything going on of specific note and specifically for the bridge watch standers in the night time it permits their eyes to adjust to the darkness.
Now you have the idea – the concept – what are some of these which are unique to your business or industry?
Go to the comments area and write in yours.
For example: in my one on one coaching practice ‘an hour’ of working with a client is typically 50 minutes. Maybe this comes from the therapist world I do not know. In practicality how else are we going to book six coaching clients back to back and have a moment to go the bathroom?
Every culture and every business has their own practices.
It is well worth your time to know what these are for others as well as your own.
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their business. Are you interested in having Mitch speak at your company or event – click here?