Culture is important for organizations. Not only does culture impact how the organization works internally, but it also has an effect on how a company is seen by outsiders, including customers and prospects.
I actually only moved here, to Aotearoa and to Hamilton, about 4 and a half years ago, knowing no-one except my partner and his immediate family. So what could I possibly contribute to a conversation about culture in New Zealand, and in Hamilton?
Communities create culture, and by far the strongest community I have ever had in my life is the one I have here, in Kirikiriroa Hamilton.
As I just mentioned, I came to this city knowing no-one except my partner, and his family that I had met once before. I also happened to be very pregnant and was pretty daunted by the whole parenting thing. That is an awesome community to be Cultural traditions are the backbone of; that is an awesome culture to be part of.
So how does one do it? How can we create a strong, resilient, caring community; a culture of compassion, respect, and love.
A culture with a backbone? Well, I have 5 ideas that I believe are key. So, in no particular order, here are 5 ways I believe we can create strong communities: Value diversity This one is important because it is easy for us to find our comfortable circle of friends: It is great to talk to people that think the same way as we do; we get our ideas confirmed, we know what we are supposed to do and how to act, we feel supported, validated, that is all great.
It is also important that we get tested sometimes, that sometimes our beliefs about the world get challenged, and that sometimes we are put outside out comfort zone. When we hang out with people whose language, or socio-economic background, or lived experience of the world is different to our own, our perspective gets widened.
And it is through this I believe we get a better understanding of the world, and of people. And that in turn helps foster more compassion, less misunderstanding, less fear, and more peaceful, mutually-respectful relationships in our lives, and in wider society.
For me, two organisations I have been involved with that have helped me diversify my social groups is IHC who work with people living with intellectual disabilities and have a brilliant befriending programme through which I met my friend Gail, in the top-right photoand also the Red Cross Refugee Resettlement Programme who link volunteers with refugee families new to the country, and your role is to welcome them and help them settle in their new home.
Be inclusive This photo was taken at The Servewhich is a community meal that takes place every night in town. Then someone else joined in, then more and more people started photobombing… I had to zoom out and step back to get everyone in, it was brilliant; she was just taken in to, and embraced by, this community.
And I feel the photo epitomises the purpose of this community meal; because anyone and everyone can come.
Thing like that makes a strong foundation for a society in which we can all thrive. I am a bit passionate about looking after the planet and I am lucky enough to work doing the thing I love; I work at Go Ecothe local Environment Centre, and basically I get to spend my days talking to people about nature and caring for the Earth.
And when we spend time doing things we love or things we enjoy -whether it is an hour a week or 50 hours a week- and we find people that enjoy doing it with us, well those relationships build you up; they build your community.
Educate yourself Graduating from my first Maori language course, at the Kirikiriroa Marae. Ignorance breeds distrust, and distrust breaks communities.
I believe we need to understand our local community if we want to be a part of it. When I came to New Zealand and to Hamilton I had no knowledge at all of any local or national history; I knew nothing about the customs and culture of Aotearoa. Turns out, it is pretty darn spectacular!
I am talking about the Kirikiriroa Marae; a Matawaka marae, which means they welcome all people, from all iwi, ethnicities and nationalities. They also grow food, make carvings, and have a meeting space… all these things that make for a strong community: Give, generously This photo is of me still at the Kirikiriroa Marae.
I go there every week to sort their rubbish and rescue things that can be recycled. Because it is not fair to get, and get, and get, but not give back. I go to the doctors there, and pay a fraction of what I would pay in other places nearby.
They have a table there with free stuff; where you can get clothes and food and all sorts of things.This document was published as a newspaper column in the Saturday Post, Zambia.
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That’s the backbone of every organizations and that’s the ingredient you should always be concerned to protect! Because by protecting knowledge, you implicitly protect your present and future employees, your management and your business.