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By Cheryl Charles, Bob Samples

In a time of unusual swap and isolation, this ebook specializes in how you can create environments the place extra contributors can consider adored, efficient, and fulfilled. ideas are advised for tapping into one's inventive capability and placing that expertise to paintings, leading to higher future health and stability in relations, enterprise, university, social, and civic settings. subject matters addressed comprise the ability of phrases, metaphor, usual publications to group construction, studying types, intercultural studying, center personalities, and how one can lessen pressure and prejudice.

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Without respect for differences, there is little room for openness to change. Further, different perspectives and experiences hold the possibility for enriching communities. Acceptance While members of communities may hold many differences, and disagreements may occur, communities are characterized by an acceptance of the inherent value of every person in them. Everyone has a role and potential contributions to make. Acceptance is about respect, not necessarily agreement. Trust People need to believe that certain agreements will be upheld, that common values will be respected within a fabric of accountability.

Below are some of those we find to be enduring. Sharing Stories, Traditions and Rituals A sense of shared story has been at the heart of healthy communities through generations. The use of story in cultures is one of the oldest ways to build community, by supporting the individual’s sense of identity within a context. Stories are missing today from people’s daily lives. Or, the stories people hear come in fragments without coherence or the durability of time. Story is one of the most basic community-building techniques.

John Denver Heart to Heart com mu’ ni ty, noun. a body of people having common organization or interests or living in the same place under the same laws; an assemblage of animals and plants living in a common home under similar conditions. eople today are searching for meaning. There is a P loss of a sense of shared identity. People yearn for significant connections with others, while at the same time they struggle with a need for privacy and autonomy. Our nation’s roots are founded in respect for diversity and yet we see great divisions and strife within parts of our country, our cities, the rural reaches, and our neighborhoods over issues of balancing diversity with wholeness.

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