Look for the Three Social Cultures

The Three Social Cultures

#84 Be on the Lookout for the Three Social Cultures

Intentional connectors understand that there are three types of social cultures: cultures of control, cultures of indifference and connection cultures. 

In cultures of control, people with power, control, influence and status rule over others and as a result the others feel left out. In cultures of indifference, people are so busy chasing money, power and status that they fail to invest the time necessary to develop healthy, supportive relationships. In these cultures many people struggle with loneliness.

Unlike cultures of control and indifference, in a connection culture people care about others, they invest time to develop healthy relationships, and they care about their work because it benefits other human beings. They reach out to help others in need rather than being indifferent to them. In connection cultures the bond among people overcomes differences that historically divided people. As a result, there is a sense of connection, community and unity that makes every feel included.

Which description fits your organization and/or team? Take this nine-question culture quiz to find out.

This is the eighty-fourth post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others. Although the language, attitudes and behaviors focus on application in the workplace, you will see that they also apply to your relationships at home and in the community.

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