Daniel Pink posted this as an example of ’emotionally intelligent signage’:
It occurred to me that the sign will be effective IF adults take responsibility because of a point of connection (if you like, a ‘stop and think’ moment).
This resonated with me because I’ve been adopting a ‘point of connection’ mentality in aspects of my work. I work in social services, and I find my self asking (with increasing frequency), ‘How would my Mum respond to this service?’. So, triggered by Daniel Pink’s sign, I wonder how our world would look if we all approached our decision-making from the ‘point of connection’?
This doesn’t only apply in public service or the not-for-profit sector. It could apply to banking, commerce, fuel tanker drivers, football managers… and so on. ‘Point of connection’ thinking should bring a personal dimension and corresponding increased sense of responsibility.
Do we really need signs to remind ourselves of this?