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Promoting Unity

Today I want to talk to you about Promoting Unity.  

Your Life's PurposePromoting unity is an important component of managing any successful organization from billion-dollar corporations down to small families. Sharing a common belief and having a sense of a common Purpose are crucial for unifying a team of coworkers, sports players or Achieving Successmembers of a family. Establishing a sense of cohesion can help them more effectively Achieve their common goals. 

The following is a list of 5 ways to help you promote unity in the small groups you belong to.

1.  Develop a Common Goal 

Having a common, clearly-defined goal lets people know what direction they should move in. Have a meeting and ask everyone what their idea of the shared goal is, if appropriate. Write down everyone’s ideas and validate them. And then, see if there is a common thread. Decide on your common goal and establish parameters, like the date the goal should be achieved. 

2.  Arrange Unifying Activities 

Depending on the type of organization, unifying activities can be an enjoyable, light-hearted way of fostering a sense of cooperation. Plan a scavenger hunt, have a barbecue or potluck lunch or sponsor a company softball team. Have a picnic or a party in the warmer months and invite everyone to bring their families. Arrange activities, such as volleyball or tug-of-war, to make it a fun experience for everyone. 

3.  Encourage Open Communication 

Encourage everyone to communicate in an open, honest manner. In order to promote a sense of unity, everyone needs to feel valued and acknowledged. If people have complaints or suggestions about how things are going, let them voice these concerns in an open forum without criticizing or judging. You might do this in a setting where everyone can voice their concerns or grievances or contribute suggestions in a group, or, if you’re running a business, have an open-door policy, letting team members know that they are always welcome to discuss these issues in private. 

4.  Celebrate Important Events 

#coaching, #motivational, #coach, #jedwardscoaching, #motivationalspeaker, #publicspeaking, #spirituality, #affirmations, #health, #religion, #wellness, #career, #relationshipsCelebrating important events together, whether it’s birthdays, holidays or organizational achievements, can promote a sense of unity. Have a small party to celebrate events. Plan your party accordingly, and make it a festive, cheerful occasion. Buy decorations and send out notices and announcements for the party. 

5.  Problem Solving 

Solve problems when they arise. Nothing kills a sense of unity faster than problems that go ignored. Attending to problems and addressing the concerns of team or family members lets them know that you care about them, that they are not just a number to you and that you have a commitment to promoting unity and cooperation. 

Unity is something that is lacking throughout our society. Establishing a sense of unity in the small groups that we are associated with, especially our families, will help to foster a greater sense of unity throughout society as well.   

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2 thoughts on “Promoting Unity”

  1. The Journey: I worked in the field of mental health and clinical counseling for nearly 10 years and I only had one goal in mind professionally and personally. I wanted to get married by 25 and become a program director. Once my engagement ended and I had fulfilled the goal of becoming a program manager, I realized that I was not fulfilled as I had hoped and then the company decided that they would not pay me or my staff for several months. I became “broken”-emotionally, financially and spiritually. After nearly becoming homeless, I decided that I would write out a plan to provide services to women who were in needed of support just like I needed and would become a life coach. As I began to share my journey through social media, I quickly learned that there were thousands of women who had similar struggles and found inspiration in my story. As I began building my clientele and having over 15 different speaking engagements my first year in business, I knew that this was the field for me. I’m grateful for the struggles that brought to the career that i am in now. Without those life lessons, my predestined passion wouldn’t have been revealed.

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