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How to Find Unity In Diversity

How to Find Unity in Diversity

How to Find Unity in Diversity

As humans we have many things in common, and it is this common ground, that provides us with an opportunity to find unity in diversity.

What characteristics do we share?

These are some of the common attributes we all have:

  • Share a desire to improve upon our current condition.
  • Have fears for what may happen in the future.
  • Natural talents and abilities.
  • A need for self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth.
  • A desire for the praise, acceptance and appreciation from others.

How can we create a better culture?

Organisations can use these attributes to create a better working culture.

1. To tap into people's desire to improve upon their current condition, your organisation should communicate how its goals, plans and processes will deliver a better future to the workforce.

2. To reduce the fears that people have for what the future holds, the organisation should reassure people that they will not be treated differently (either better or worse) simply by virtue of any particular identity which they may have or not have. This is the true nature of social justice.

3. To tap into employees' natural talents and abilities, your organisation should invest in training programmes that are designed to actualise the full productive potential of everyone.

4. To tap into a need for self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth, the organisation should strive to encourage the best performance from every member of the team. The organisation should never denigrate the character of any member of the team, but reserve the right to give objective feedback on their behaviour, or performance.

5. In order to tap into the common desire for the praise, acceptance and appreciation, the organisation should be sure to offer thanks, appreciation and rewards for any behaviour that warrants it.

Social Motivation

Finally, your organisation should investigate the concept of social motivators. These are the positive reasons people go to work, other than money, and which include:

  • team spirit
  • achievement
  • a sense of purpose
  • friendship

Your organisation should ensure that social motivators are in place.

About the Author: Chris Farmer

Chris

Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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