Group Decision Tip: Us Over Me

Group Decision Tips IconIn principle, the most likely path for a group to be highly productive, happy, and endure over generations is for individuals to put group needs over individual needs.

In western culture we receive many messages that encourage us to put self first, the most likely path to short term gain. In a me-first culture individuals prevail but groups, communities, and species die. Good group decisions require an attitude of us over me.

Practical Tip: In group decision making, be thoughtful about how a decision affects the group as a whole. Whatever would be best for the group, work on that path, vote that way. Consider broad impacts of decisions to other communities and into the future. Apply humility.

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