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Basic Needs of People in Groups


Information provided from the District President Notebooks 

 

I need a sense of belonging . . .
A feeling that no one objects to my presence.
A feeling that I am sincerely welcome.
A feeling that I am honestly needed for my total self, not just for my hands, my money, etc.


I need to have a share in planning the group's goals.
My need will be satisfied only when I feel that my ideas have had a fair hearing.


I need to feel that the goals are within reach and that they make sense to me.


I need to feel that what I'm doing contributes to the group's goals and beyond, to human welfare.


I need to share in making the rules of the group.


The rules by which together we shall live and work toward our goals.


I need to know in some clear detail just what is expected of me so I can work confidently.


I need to have responsibilities that challenge, that are within range of my abilities, and that contribute toward reaching our goals.


I need to see what progress is being made toward the goal we have set.


I need to be kept informed.
What I am not up on, I may be down on.


I need to have confidence in our leader.
Confidence based on assurance of consistent fair treatment, of recognition when it is due, and trust that loyalty will bring increased security.


In brief, the situation in which I find myself must make sense to me regardless of how much sense it makes to the leader.

 

 

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