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Building Communities


Leaders must recognize that people’s need
for belonging and social fulfillment
are two of the most powerful human needs. 

Happiness doesn’t come from wealth or money, but instead from social relationships, enjoyable work, a sense that life has meaning and a sense of belonging to a group.  Think of ways to acknowledge or validate people and build plans to grow communities.  Some successful community programs include multilayer recognition strategies.

Companies can create and contribute to a quarterly newsletter that reiterates boundary spanning practices and communications.  Here is always a good place to recognize achievements, announce upcoming events, celebrate business or department “wins”, share relevant industry news, list birthdays and anniversaries of your employees , or talk about recent progress initiatives in a  new community enrichment program as a way of encouraging individuals across business locations to get involved.

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