One of the most useful strategies of the Growing G.R.E.E.N. InterActions Social Literacy Program is to develop mutually beneficial Common Team Goals with the people with whom we interact. We consider that the other people around us are part of our Team, whether it is our Home Team, Classroom Team, Friendship Team, Work Team or even Community Team. With the others on our Teams, we decide what the Common Team Goals might be and write these down so they can be referred to as often as needed so that our individual actions help to achieve them.
As we guide action to be increasingly more thoughtful, pro-social, and positive, we keep reviewing the Common Team Goals and asking if the action is helping to meet these goals. As this positive action is reinforced, eventually all involved think about these common goals automatically with greater frequency. We no longer act only for ourselves, but consider the welfare of others around us with whom we live, learn, play and work. Here's to us all meeting our Common Team Goals!
Please enjoy this video about Common Team Goals from the Growing G.R.E.E.N. InterActions Instagram page.
Herb Hein, MMSc, CCC-SLP