Collective responsibility is the magic pill for a healthy business culture.
Energetically we are all connected, we are all one, and so we have a responsibility to each other. If you want a healthy business culture, you can no longer live in the delusion that we are not all connected as one. Science has proven we are connected. Science has proven that energy exists inside, through, and all around us, connecting our thoughts, words, actions, and emotions. Collective responsibility means that we honor our connection with everyone in the business, we honor our responsibility to help each other, to support each other, and to move forward together, and we look at each other as human beings who hurt, love, and laugh just like us. Collective responsibility means we look at each other as people who are just trying to make it through this world by living the purpose they know to be their own truth. Our world can no longer live separately—that would destroy us. And in the short term, if your business does not live as a collective, you and everyone in your business will continue to suffer from the energy crisis, because human connectivity is the source of all energy.
Let me be clear: This does not mean people are not unique individuals, with unique stories, talents, and life aspirations. This also does not mean that people should be expected to become uniform and fit into a box where everyone looks, acts, and thinks the same. Collective responsibility is exactly the opposite: It means everyone in the business respects everyone for their individuality, and because of that respect people are able to open themselves up fully to working, supporting, and living together as one. Collective responsibility means that you lift up people’s individual strengths, and you see them as a significant value to the business regardless of their role. Collective responsibility means that everyone in the business matters, and everyone’s opinions, comments, likes, dislikes, and stories are seen as success factors.
Years back, I had a mentor who shared with me one of the most valuable lessons in my career to date. She said to me, “If you always expect people to do well, if you always inherently believe people will do well, and if you tell people they will do well and that you believe in them, people will begin to believe in themselves, and they will inevitably do well.” Collective responsibility is about believing everyone will always do well. It’s about setting high expectations with the core understanding that everyone will actually meet them—an understanding that becomes truth because, in a business that thrives on collective responsibility, people choose to come together, with all their individual strengths, to reach new worlds. In a business that has collective responsibility embedded in the essence of who and what it is, everyone will succeed because no one will let anyone fail—that is collective responsibility.
Here’s a quote that brings collective responsibility and energy to life. The quote is from Barbara Brennan, an astrophysicist who became an energy practitioner after she saw the healing power energy had on the human body. She said, “The whole universe appears as a dynamic web of inseparable energy patterns…. Thus we are not separated parts of a whole. We are a Whole.”
Gina Soleil, is a speaker and acclaimed author of Fuel Your Business: How to energize people, ignite action and drive profit. She blogs and speaks about how to create a business where people are energized, feel good and are happy. Visit Gina Soleil and follow her on Twitter.