After walking the streets of Kathmandu trying to find volunteers who’d help me renovate a school, I realised that bringing strangers together isn’t always easy, but it’s definitely worth it.
And as teachers we know that connection and community are key if we want our children to thrive. So, here are a few tips for bringing people together:
“The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” – James Cash Penney
Setting a common goal or purpose is a great way to bring people together. When everyone is working towards the same objective, it can help create a sense of unity and cooperation.
“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth
Encouraging teamwork and collaboration is key to bringing people together. When people feel like they are part of a team and are working towards a common goal, they are more likely to develop a strong bond with one another.
“The best bond is the one where there’s love and respect, even when you’re not together.”
Fostering a sense of community is essential to bringing people together. Whether it’s through social events or creating shared spaces, giving people the opportunity to connect with one another on a personal level can help build a strong bond.
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale
Inclusivity is also important when it comes to bringing people together. Encourage open and honest communication, and make an effort to include everyone in group discussions and decision-making processes. This helps everyone feel valued and like they are a part of the team.
“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher
Don’t forget to show appreciation and gratitude for the contributions and efforts of others. Whether it’s through verbal recognition or small gestures of thanks, letting people know that their contributions are valued can go a long way in building a sense of unity and togetherness.
So, if you want to create a more positive and supportive environment for everyone, don’t be afraid to bring people together and build those bonds of unity and connection.
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