HABIT SIX!! SYNERGIZE

SYNERGY:

interaction, cooperation, combined effort, give and take.

Basically, all it means is WORKING AS A TEAM!!

  • Do you like to share? Work in groups? Do you believe two heads are better than one?

  • Do you celebrate the beauty of differences? Are you open minded?

DID YOU SAY "NO" TO ANY OF THESE?? :O . . .

If so, let's work on your synergy :)

o Synergy IsEverywhere
o Celebrating Differences
o Shunner’s Profile
o Tolerator’s Profile
o Celebrator’s Profile
o We are a Minority Of One
o Roadblocks To Celebrating Differences
o Sticking Up For Your Diversity
o Finding the “High” way
o Getting To Synergy(Action Plan)
§ Define The Problem Or Oppor Their Way
§ My Way Brainstorm
§ High Way
o Teamwork And Synergy
Now that you all know what SYNERGY means lets take breath and count to 100000000

The world is fast becoming a great melting pot of cultures, races, religions, and ideas.
Since this diversity around you is ever increasing, you've got an important decision to make regarding
how you're going to handle it. There are three possible approaches you can take:
LEVEL ONE: SHUN DIVERSITY
LEVEL TWO: TOLERATE DIVERSITY
LEVEL THREE: CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

So what does this all mean?
A shunner is afraid of differences. It bothers them extremely that everyone who isnt like them like different
religions and look different. SHUNNER'S ARE BIG BABIES SCARED OF EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING THATS DIFFERENT!!
(Keep that in mind)

Tolerator's believe that everyone is entitled to their rights to being different as long as they DO NOT interfere with their flow.
In other words, "you do you and I'll do me"
They don't shun diversity but they don't embrace it either.
WELL, YA HALF WAY THERE BUDDY!!

Celebrator's value all differences!! They see them as a big thumbs up. Advantages, not weaknesses.
They learned that two heads who are completely opposites work much better than one head that thinks one way.
LOVE ALL PEOPLE AND ALL PEOPLE WILL LOVE YOU FOR ALL YOUR DIFFERENCES :)
Don't accept differences CELEBRATE THEM!! Like a big party full of surprises.

Roadblocks To Celebrating Differences is really about people celebrating their differences.
Three of the largest roadblocks to synergy are ignorance, cliques, and prejudice.

Ignorance means you're clueless. You don't know what other people believe, how they feel, or what they've been through. Ignorance often abounds when it comes to understanding people with disabilities, as Crystal Lee Helms explained in an article submitted to mirror, a Seattle-area newspaper click here to hear the story. I feel like her story opens my eyes and it tells me that you and I shouldn't look down on people, we should all see each other as equal. I know that just because someone's eye sight is missing doesn't make them any less of a person.

Cliques there's nothing wrong with wanting to be with those you're comfortable with; it becomes a problem when your group of friends becomes so exclusive that they begin t reject everyone who isn't just like them. Its kind of hard to value differences in a close-knit clique. Those on the outside feel like second-class citizens, and those on the inside often suffer from superiority complexes. But breaking into a clique isn't hard. All you have to do is lose your identity, be assimilated, and become oat of the Borg Collective.

Prejudice, have you ever stereotyped, labeled, or pre-judged by someone because your skins the wrong color , your accent's too heavy, or you live on the wrong side of the tracks? Haven't we all and isn't it a sick feeling. Although we are created equally, unfortunately, we are not all treated equally. It's a ad fact that minorities of all types often have additional hurdles to leap over in life because of prejudices held by so many. Racism is one of the would's most oldest problems.
Try a couple helpful steps
  1. When you meet someone with a disability or impairment, don’t feel sorry for them or avoid them because you don’t know what to say. Instead, go out of your way to get acquainted.
  2. The next time you are having a disagreement, try out Getting to Synergy Action Plan. 1. Define the problem. 2. Listen to them. 3. Share your views. 4. Brainstorm. 5. Find the best solution.
  3. Share a personal problem with an adult you trust. See if the exchanging of viewpoints leads to new insights and ides about your problem.