4 Tests zur Entscheidungsfindung

Der Jesus-Test, der FAZ-Test, der Rotrarische 4er Test und der Test von Dr. Carl Lundquist geben verschiedene Kriterien zur Entscheidungsfindung.

1. Was würde Jesus tun?

2. Der FAZ Test (Wall Street Journal Test):
Wenn ich wüßte, daß mich gleich morgen früh zu meiner Entscheidung/meinem Handeln der geschickteste Reporter der FAZ befragt, würde ich dann auch so vorgehen?

3. Der Rotarische 4er Test

4-Way Test

One of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world is the Rotary 4-Way Test. It was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. Taylor looked for a way to save the struggling company mired in despression-caused financial difficulties. He drew up a 24-word code of ethics for all employees to follow in their business and professional lives. The 4-Way Test became the guide for sales, production, advertising and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy.

Herb Taylor became president of Rotary International in 1954-55. The 4-Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. Here it is in English:

„Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the Truth?
2. Is it Fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?“

Die 4-Fragen-Probe
1. Ist es wahr? Bin ich aufrichtig?
2. Ist es fair für alle Beteiligten?
3. Wird es Freundschaft und guten Willen fördern?
4. Wird es dem Wohl aller Beteiligten dienen?

4. Test of Christlikeness from Dr. Carl Lundquist
More than 20 years ago, Dr. Carl Lundquist, then president of Bethel College and Seminary, taught me his four tests of Christlikeness. I have discovered they are foundational to living a life of Integrity:
TEST OF SECRECY: Submit your thoughts and actions and attitudes to the test of secrecy. Can they by brought out into the open? Can they stand up to public scrutiny?
TEST OF UNIVERSALITY: Are your thoughts and actions and attitudes such that you would like to see everyone doing or thinking the same?
TEST OF PRAYER: Can you genuinely go to God in prayer and ask him to bless your activity or attitude?
TEST OF CHOICE: Would Jesus Christ choose the choice you are making?