As the old saying goes, “united we stand, divided we fall”, unity is indispensable in every organization to accomplish its common goal. To create and establish a successful business or enterprise, you need to have an organized group of people to help you get that success. Furthermore, you need to keep those people and motivate them work together as one. When that is seems to be not happening within your workplace, it can be a red flag that your organization is in trouble and is heading into the verge of failure. Thus, you should immediately act to unite individuals inside your organization. You should learn how to lead and influence them towards accomplishing your organizational aims.
When people are divided
Good management and leadership are two of the most important components of business development. But when walls are dividing the people within your organization, a tougher leadership skill is required. Companies, whether big or small, usually suffer from divided employees. Workers have different attitudes, values and habits. This alienation among themselves causes them separation in mind, emotions and even in spirits. Some people may become envy or insecure of the others. Some may just dislike his or her coworkers without any reasons. When these things happen, your working organizational environment and workflow become ineffective and inefficient. People become distracted, uncomfortable, unhappy and unproductive.
How to unite them
How to unite people in your organization? Simply, but not easy, you need to lead them. You need to become a tough leader who can break those walls that are dividing them. You also need to become a selfless leader who opens windows for your workers so they can cheerfully breath, glance and say hello to their coworkers. But what are those walls that should be broken? What are those windows that you need to open?
Breaking the walls
Anger, envy, misunderstanding, insecurity, selfishness and lack of interest, these negative forces can form walls that can separate your employees from each other. To break these unwanted things, you need to use the hammer of kindness to break anger, equality to break envy, openness to break misunderstanding, opportunity to break insecurity, responsibility to break selfishness and passion to break lack of interest. You need to self-produce those things and then plant them on each of your workers. The golden rule is that you need to be a good example and an outstanding model of those virtues. Remember that you can’t persuade your people to eat something, without eating that thing first.
Opening the windows
If you’re the owner, employer or the boss of your business, certainly you are the one who has the major control over your company. As the primary influencer, you should open the closed windows that put your people in isolation. You should think of the many opportunities that can help your people and your entire organization to grow. For instance, if you don’t want them to feel insecure, you can bring them to professional and personal development trainings to sharpen their true skills, talents and potentials. . Also, if you want to eradicate anger, envy and misunderstanding among your workers; you can bring them to out-of-office activities, such as team building and retreats. If you want them to regenerate enthusiasm, you can empower them by giving them exciting and relevant tasks which are not in their routine. There are many windows and opportunities that you can discover and open for them. You just need to explore both the inner and the outer parts of your organization.
Be a truly great leader
To truly lead people is not just to make them followers. You should also make them good leaders of themselves. In other words, you need to teach them how to lead themselves. Moreover, a great leader doesn’t only lead people, but he also follows them. He assures that he is following himself, his people and the whole organization. This is how he influences people to accomplish a common goal. Finally, the most powerful bonds that can unite a group of people are not only policies, but principles; it’s not only money, but joy; it’s not only emergency, but consistency; and it’s not only duty, but the unity of all the good virtues that forms this powerful thing we called… love.