Average Golden Rule Of Average
What is an average?
According to Google search engine, an average is a number expressing the central or typical value in a set of data, in particular the mode, median, or (most commonly) the mean, which is calculated by dividing the sum of the values in the set by their number.
For example the average or the mean of the following set of numbers (12, 20, 34, 60, 77, 83 and 99) is 55. Managers and directors love averages because they allow them to quickly spot what is taking
place in their firms.
There are many ways, people use averages but there is a golden rule of averages.
That golden rule of averages will allow one to understand human beings' behaviors and most importantly to forecast how a group, nation or mankind may react in a normal condition. Remember that I say in a normal condition.
Supposed you have hundred people working for you and you want to know the following:
How many of them are more likely to disobey or betray you?
How many of them are more likely to remain loyal?
How many of them are not sure whether they should stay loyal or disloyal?
By knowing the correct answers to those essential questions, one can put in place more effective
management measures and improve the performance of the team.
Moreover, if one understands the common characters of each subgroup, one will be able to avoid that those who are more likely to disobey orders do so.
Furthermore, one may also use the golden rule of averages to forecast if a group or a system has reached or exceeded its maximum performance. One may also forecast if a group or a system is likely to outperform or decline. Indeed, the topic of golden rule of averages is complex and one can do more with it. The purpose of this discussion is not to reveal how to use the golden rule of averages but to divulge the rule.
Here is the golden rule of averages.
In a normal condition, thirty percent of a group is more likely to disobey the system.
That thirty percent of people always give priority to their basic principles.
They will prefer to lose their job or being cast of the system as soon they know that the system is
against their basic principles. That thirty percent is also true for each group or sub-group at
any level. For example, thirty percent of the management, higher grade, and lower grade players
also belong to that group. Call them whistle-blowers or rebels.
In a normal condition, fifty percent of the group is more likely to be loyal. Those members do not care about their basic principles but only about how much gain or pleasure they gain out of the system. They are faithful, selfish, loyal and behave like machines. They are more likely to shut
down their heart or conscience and continue to obey orders that are ethically repulsive. To be fair, they are loyal at all cost but the danger is that they will commit crimes with their boss is a criminal but they will do great things if they have an honorable leader. Call them followers or fans.
The last twenty percent is always undecided. They are not sure whether the system is viable or not.
They will never give their hundred percent in performance. And they are more likely to float from time to time depending on their mood or the circumstances. To be fair, they are easily convertible.
A manager and a good communicator that understands them can get the best out of them.