WE ARE ALL ONE
We are often asked about the essence and meaning of the Doing Good Element "We Are All One". What does this actually mean? Are we all the same? Are we all equal? The answer is not exactly. "We Are All One" means that each one of us have its own uniqueness, and together we create the whole. This principle allows us to observe and crack a lot of managerial issues. For example, the question of what is a partnership and how to manage it? We believe that in order to create a true partnership, each factor/individual in the partnership should receive an added value for themselves – it may be a functional value or an emotional value. In addition, all partners should receive additional value, which they would not have received had it not been for the partnership. Creating a partnership is a great example of the implementation of "We Are All One", with an emphasis on why we created the partnership in the first place, what we are “getting out of it”, and how to manage it.
Another example is team management. People often tend to recruit employees who are similar to them, who are usually easier for them to work with. This way, there will be fewer discussions, fewer disagreements and it will be more convenient to reach agreements. But what is the role of a team? What is the added value that team thinking should give an organization? The more diverse and different the characteristics of the team members in their perceptions, their communication styles, and their skills - the stronger the mutual fertilization would be, the more ideas would come up in the planning stages and the thinking process, and the more creative solutions would become available. What does it take to run such a team? It would require more awareness, more patience, more listening, and more flexibility. Are we as managers able to manage such teams and bring better results? Of course.
Accepting the concept of "We Are All One", therefore, makes it possible to give place to a variety of voices and opinions, motives and needs, perceptions, and thoughts. It indeed requires an investment of managerial energy - openness, flexible thinking, and inclusion, sometimes even releasing some control. The results we may gain would surpass all imagination! Finally, we invite you to watch the businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison, who initiated and developed The Doing Good Model, and hear her explanation of the Doing Good Element "We Are All One".