“Humankind has not woven the web of life, we are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together, all things connect.”– Chief Seattle, 1854
Aiming and directing our energies toward common goals strengthens the effectiveness of our circle and creates a lasting impact for the community. When we can harness our abilities we can take ownership of the strength of the collective within our organizations and have greater clarity and purpose on a day to day basis. Greater clarity leads to a shift in focus and the tendency for people to become more engaged in their work and therefore more efficient in their duties. In addition, you can expect to see less absenteeism, conflict and office politics. Working together in a good way on behalf of the whole may not always be easy, but it is definitely worth it. We are here to make a better world for our future generations and that means taking responsibility for our lives and the way we show up in the world as we interact with others.
As we begin to explore the effectiveness of our team we will look at the 4 stages of learning:
We will also be using a version of Tuckman’s stages of group development chart as part of the process of growth and development: