Building Community in Your Organization

Building Community in Your Organization

Luma Learning Strategies in the Transportation Industry

A community-based organization is created by the people who work hard to make the company successful. A community enables employees to feel a sense of belonging because they are contributing to something larger than themselves. This gives workers a sense of purpose. This Learning Lesson focuses on working together to build community in your organization.
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Our free Luma Learning Lessons include objectives, estimated time, materials and instructional procedures for classroom and online/blended teaching. We will provide strategies on how to use our new LumaLive technology to collaborate virtually in real-time. We include these pillars from our learning research to illustrate where they are infused in our lessons.

Lesson #26: Building Community in Your Organization

Objectives

  • Share ideas to build community in your organization.
  • Brainstorm a company-wide event to bring employees together.

Estimated Time

60 minutes

Materials

  • Post-In Notes or colored pieces of scape paper and something like a baseball hat, bucket, box to drop them in.
  • LumaLive or similar technology
  • Computer or Smartphone
  • eNugget® on Building Community in Your Organization or a similar online content.

Instructional Procedures for F2F
  1. Arrange the room in tables and put post-it notes or colored paper pieces on the tables for the activity.
  2. You can put all the questions in this activity on a slide to project on a screen or write them on a board as you are ready to discuss them:
  3. EngagementA community-based organization is created by the people who work hard to make the company successful. A community enables employees to feel a sense of belonging because they are contributing to something larger than themselves. This gives workers a sense of purpose.
    At [enter company name]_____________we strive to be a community-based organization. Why is community important here?
  4. EfficiencyAs learners enter into the room, have them read the question and write their answers on a post-it and drop it in a baseball hat/bucket/basket.
  5. AuthenticityEngagementAfter they have all their ideas in, start reading them out loud to the class. You can discuss them as you pull them out of the hat.
  6. EfficiencyAsk them: How is community built? They can write an example or provide an idea on the paper at the table. Go around and collect them.
  7. AuthenticityEngagementAfter they have all their ideas in, start reading them out loud to the class. You can discuss them as you pull them out of the hat.
  8. AuthenticityEngagementAsk them: How can we build community at _______________?
  9. AuthenticityEngagementEfficiencyAfter they have all their ideas in, start reading them out loud to the class. You can discuss them as you pull them out of the hat. If needed, use Luma’s eNugget® on Building Community in Your Organization or a similar online content so you have some ideas for strategies to foster community.
  10. AuthenticityEngagementBrainstorm with your learners potential company-wide events and traditions to bring employees together at your organization. Choose one that fits your budget and timeline to implement.

Instructional Procedures for Blended/Online
  1. EfficiencySend out Luma’s eNugget® on Building Community in Your Organization or a similar online content.
  2. AuthenticityEngagementFollow up with a synchours meeting in LumaLive or a similar technology.
  3. Write these on the LumaLive white board:
  4. EngagementA community-based organization is created by the people who work hard to make the company successful. A community enables employees to feel a sense of belonging because they are contributing to something larger than themselves. This gives workers a sense of purpose.
    At [enter company name]_____________we strive to be a community-based organization. Why is community important here?

  5. EfficiencyHave learners read the question and chat their answers in the chat room.
  6. AuthenticityEngagementAfter they have post their ideas in the chat box, you can discuss them in LumaLive.
  7. EfficiencyAsk them: How is community built? Have learners read the question and chat their answers in the chat room.
  8. AuthenticityEngagementAfter they have post their ideas in the chat box, you can discuss them in LumaLive.
  9. AuthenticityEngagementAsk them: How can we build community at _______________?
  10. AuthenticityEngagementAfter they have post their ideas in the chat box, you can discuss them in LumaLive.
  11. AuthenticityEngagementBrainstorm with your learners potential company-wide events and traditions to bring employees together at your organization. Choose one that fits your budget and timeline to implement.