Envisioning BeyondTeam in Civic Groups
In a community effort, such as a clinic for the poor, there can be a need for planning, coordination, clear communication; there can be problems to do with managing the operation that must be solved using all the intelligence available.
Working closely together in stressful situations requires a mutual respect and trust.
Copies of the program either donated to the clinic or procured by it could be assigned, one copy each, to all staff and management. Some copies could even be provided to select patients, chosen from those served by the clinic. All those concerned could be part of meetings held to advance the clinic management in ways far more effective and supportive than if a small, elite group or one individual does the planning.
In a grass roots effort to accomplish some civic project, the same dynamic will hold. Participants in any such meeting will have first learned to use it to manage their own life. Then they can learn, with others, to respect each point of view, and even to synthesize all points of view in order to discover the most accurate view of reality and the most appropriate way to move forward.
The camaraderie, wisdom, and understanding that normally accompany the use of the system can help bind together, to unify, members of the community. A community and its efforts, served by such a tool can become more cohesive, more effective at subsequent civic efforts and projects, and can draw in more of its citizens to become actively civic minded.
In response to our query of several people as to how to best describe this system, one respondent called it “a common language for civil discourse”. Another called it “a pot where you boil your troubles and nobody gets burned”. Others said: “unimaginable”, “humbling”, “It could change society, couldn’t it?” If civic discourse can be civil discourse, much of the civic need can be successfully fulfilled.
- You can more easily unite the community by giving all its members access to the equality, freedom, self-discipline of program meetings.
- Many more people are drawn to community service by the environment of these meetings.
- More and better can be accomplished with less –the program is used corporately for that.
- Civic efforts can be made more serviceful by including some of those served in meetings.
- Some of those served can be helped to solve their own problems via their own program use.
- The joy of service can be shared, implanted via tools available in team meetings.
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