A united workforce is a good place to start. After all, everyone is in it together. Are your beliefs different from some others? Is this OK?
What do you feel strongly about?
People believe deeply in many things:
Urban or Rural Living
Apple or Android
Chevrolet or Ford
Tattoos or no tattoos
No matter which side you are on, you may have deep beliefs. You may believe your way is the best, it is the right way, the proper way, or even the only way.
In most of these examples it doesn’t matter for making Tasty Cakes, bottling water, or growing corn.
Sure, government, authority sources, and even something like the weather has an impact, yet largely you can have differences and still unite on something that matters to others in the group.
The strength and power of your beliefs are real. Those opposing feel just as strongly.
The passion that you have is similar to others, only perhaps, different.
You can fight about it on social media but you likely aren’t changing anyone’s mind. You can Tweet about it, make signs, and conduct protests, yet you’ll likely change very few minds.
Maybe the best thing is to focus on what you have in common.
In the workplace, it is the success of the business or organization that is a commonality.
Can you join together for that?
Is that something you can work with?
Your beliefs and my beliefs can be different.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.