Creating belonging in your organisation

Belonging is an essential element of feeling included. But how do you ensure every member of your team feels like they belong? Just because you or someone else in the team feel included – doesn’t mean that this is how everyone feels, and you may not know or even understand why someone doesn’t feel like they belong. 

It’s complicated and it takes effort. But remember, the size of the prize is big. If you want an outstanding and exceptional high-performing organisation you need to climb that mountain.

According to Abraham Maslow, satisfying the need to belong is a prerequisite to developing self-esteem and confidence, which in turn is a prerequisite for self-actualization, the motive to realize one’s fullest potential. These higher-order needs require a social context, which is why belonging supports self-esteem in Maslow’s pyramid. The need to belong is driven by evolutionary factors. It is a powerful, fundamental, and extremely pervasive motivation.

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