If you can connect people, you can create the future

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Why is connecting with people important to me?

As a human being and as an Agility Enabler, another fundamental skill I practice daily is to help people connect with each other.

Here is a definition I found:

Connecting with someone means feeling like you deeply understand and share the same vision with him/her. The purpose of connecting is to develop a deeper relationship that will help you to get more out of your friendship, your romantic relationship..etc. You get better at it by understanding how others think and interact.

When I have developed a Connection with someone else, I am able to:

  • Truly understand the world from its eyes.
  • Share experiences, values, ideas that would inspire each other to learn something new.
  • Validate my perceptions about how the other person interacts and think with me and others.
  • Improve the way we communicate, collaborate and finally do things together.
  • Share and spread love through the energy released by that connection.
  • Create a future that’s reachable, possible, attainable.
  • Be a better version of myself.

By developing this skill, you might be able to identify potential areas of improvement for a given team or organization. It might help you explore touchy areas, unexplored territories, empathize and ease the way for a team or organization to improve their performance, survive and thrive when trying to help with Enabling Agility at the workplace.

How do I connect with someone else and how does that help me with Enabling Agility at the workplace?

  • I start by learning more about that person through curiosity. A one on one meeting, or a virtual coffee could be a good way to achieve it.
  • By genuinely showing that I want to learn more about their stories and what brought them to the place we are sharing at the moment we meet, are my favorite ways to start connecting. I might do that by:
    • Asking open ended questions.
    • Listening to understand.
    • Gaining context and learning more details about the stories that the person is willing to share.

What’s the value of connecting people for an individual, team or organization?

  • Develop ideas and be able to innovate.
  • Provoke change through 
  • Learn new things.
  • Inspire others to connect with each other.
  • Build a network of trust where everything is possible.
  • Acquire new perspectives.
  • Empathize with others.
  • Develop friendships for life.
  • Ease communication, interactions and collaboration.
  • Stay motivated to inspect and adapt.
  • Grow personally and professionally.

What about you?

  • What do you to connect with people?
  • How do you do it? What’s your favorite approach?
  • What’s the value that connecting with other people has for you?
  • What’s holding back to start connecting with people now?

My invitation is to create the future you believe in by investing time connecting people 

I personally thank you for reading my article. I celebrate your courage, bravery, perseverance and resilience.

Please take a deep breath, keep yourself and others around you safe, and remember that:

No matter what happens, I strongly believe that we are incredibly better together!

Jesus

 

 

 

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