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Reference Summaries:

The Rotary Four-Way Test

This is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical test that individuals can apply to their personal and professional relationships.

The original author was Herbert J. Taylor.

It was adopted by the Rotary organization in the 1940's.

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?

Application of this test can be used to increase prosocial behavior, especially in a business environment.


  1. Rotary Guiding Principles

  2. Wikipedia

November 13, 2023