Research Report #15:
Benefits to Business and Industry of
Encouraging Personnel to Use SM-14
Scientific Method Lesson Plans for the Conceptual Age and the Creative
There are many advantages of using SM-14 in all fields, including our personal
lives. Here is a condensed summary of some of the advantages as they apply
to business and industry.
Meet Global Competition with More Complete Problem Solving and Decision
The main way to keep ahead of competition is through better thinking, perpetual
innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and more complete problem solving
and decision making. SM-14 is the guide to all of them. One formula or guide
serves these and many other areas. As several generations have not been adequately
taught complete problem solving, you can improve the productivity of your
organization by encouraging employees to learn and use SM-14.
The Scientific Method Is a Guide to Thinking and Research
SM-14 helps you organize your thoughts, ends aimless wandering, helps ideas
gather shape, increases self-confidence, and helps you avoid snap judgments,
trains you for change, innovation, and doing research in all fields.
Management and Planning
How to manage and how to plan are basically problems. The better your managers
are trained in the use of SM-14, the better job they will do. Teach method
along with subject matter, and you get better transfer of learning.
Creative Problem Solving Method and Innovation for the Creative Economy
One of the best creative problem solving formulas has been offered by the
Creative Education Foundation. SM-14 is more complete and is based on centuries
of development. Its use will lead to more new ideas, innovations, and challenge
of changes, to be sure they are correct and practical
for your organization.
Scientific Management, Management Sciences, and Rational Management
These require the use of SM-14. Many misunderstandings exist about these
subjects. Clear them up in your organization and you will help improve management
The Scientific Method Empowers Employees
With the current movement to push problem solving and decision making further
down the ranks in organizations, you should be helping employees to understand
and learn a complete problem solving formula or guide, such as SM-14.
There are numerous claims (many questionable) being made about the environment.
Apply SM-14 to the problem, and you can find the real answer.
The Scientific Method for Health and Personal Life
Teach employees SM-14. It will also aid them in solving their personal problems
– thus being less distracted from their occupational duties, this increases
One Universal and Basic Formula Serves the Purpose of Many
In his works, Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon points out that problem solving,
decision making, operation research, discovery, management, medical diagnosis,
configuring systems, design, chemistry research, scientific inquiry, and scientific
method are all basically the same process. In my brief “Other Names for the Scientific Method” you will find
an even longer list of things that are complete problem solving (i.e., the
scientific method). Thus, great savings are possible if one standard formula
or guide (such as SM-14) is taught, rather than numerous miscellaneous ones
that are usually not complete formulas or guides.
Aids in Handling Complexity of the Conceptual Age
The complexity of business and industry is increasing ever faster. While
computers both help and add to the problem, the only real answer is training
people to think better and to improve their problem solving, decision making,
and person attributes. SM-14 is the basic guide needed for all of these skills
in the creative economy and the conceptual age.