The Four Way Test was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932 as the foundation for helping a nearly bankrupted company turn around. Mr. Taylor later became president of Rotary International.
The test worked so well in helping the company find its footing that Taylor introduced it to the Rotary Club. The Four Way Test was officially adopted by Rotary in 1943 and remains one of the most printed and quoted statements of business ethics.
The Four-Way Test
of the things we think, say or do
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL & BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?