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How to find common ground amidst our differences

When individuals come together and work towards a common purpose, they accomplish more than they could on their own. However, this can be challenging when there are differences among group members, such as different backgrounds, beliefs or values.

One way to facilitate positive collective action is to focus on common ground. This means identifying and prioritizing the shared interests, values and goals that unite group members. By doing so, it is possible to build a sense of unity and solidarity among group members, which can help to overcome differences and facilitate cooperation.

Focusing on common ground can also help to reduce conflicts and tensions within the group. When group members are able to see that they have shared goals and values, they may be more willing to compromise and find solutions that are acceptable to everyone. This can help to create a more positive and harmonious group dynamic, which can be essential for effective collective action.

Another benefit of focusing on common ground is that it can help to build trust and respect among group members. When people feel that their interests and values are being taken into account, they are more likely to feel valued and included in the group. This can foster a sense of shared ownership and responsibility for the group’s goals, which can be a powerful motivator for collective action.

In addition to building unity and reducing conflicts, focusing on common ground can also help to create a more inclusive and diverse group. By emphasizing shared values and goals, group members may be more open to hearing different perspectives and ideas, which can help to create a more balanced and representative group. This can be particularly important in situations where there are significant differences among group members.

Focusing on common ground rather than differences facilitates positive collective action. By building unity, reducing conflicts and fostering inclusivity, group members can work together more effectively towards shared goals and address shared issues. That’s our purpose at Every. We believe that the more we know about ourselves and others — what drives us, what fears we hold, what we believe — the better we’re able to connect with ourselves and others, which leads to a happier, more cooperative world. That’s why we’ve built thought-provoking and actionable tools to reflect and connect, helping to unite, inspire, and empower people to positively impact the world.