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article was submitted by my friend Tom Heck, the Teach
Me Teamwork Coach. His article, "Teambuilding
and the Six Human Needs,"
discusses the basic human needs we all share and examples
on how to incorporate their satisfaction into your workshops.
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& the Six Human Needs
Incorporate the satisfaction of basic needs into your workshops.
effective team facilitators and team coaches understand
what drives human behavior.
of human behavior abound (example: Abraham Maslow's
"Hierarchy of Needs"). The theory I've found
most useful as a trainer is known as "Human Needs
Psychology (HNP)" developed by Anthony Robbins.
provides an incredibly reliable and effective method
from which to design my teambuilding and training programs.
is based on the belief that all humans have the same
six human needs. All six needs (drives or "hungers")
are universal. All behavior is an attempt to meet these
six needs. This drive to fulfill our Six Human Needs
is encoded in our nervous system.
force of life is the drive for fulfillment and all human
beings share this need to experience a life of meaning.
Ultimately, however, fulfillment can only be achieved
through a pattern of living in which we focus our lives
on two primary needs: the need to continuously grow
and the need to contribute beyond ourselves in a meaningful
way. Unhappiness, emotional distress and all dysfunctional
behavior arises from an individual's inability to find
a consistent way to meet his/her Six Human Needs. When
our attempts to reach fulfillment fail, we will settle
for comfort - or for meeting our needs on a small scale.
Every person finds a way to meet his/her needs; the
only question is whether they will act in a way that
is destructive or empowering to themselves and others
long term. The goal of Six Human Needs Psychology is
to help people create additional consistent choices
- new patterns that allow them to be fulfilled long
term. Ideally, they will achieve this is a way that
feels good; that is good for them; that is good for
others; and that ultimately serves the greater good.
the Six Human Needs
# 1 - Love & Connection
This is the need to experience bonding, sharing, feeling
a part of, oneness, intimacy, at one with, etc. In his
book "Connect - 12 Vital Ties that Open Your Heart,
Lengthen Your Life, and Deepen Your Soul", Dr.
Edward Hallowell refers to connection as "the other
vitamin C". Hallowell says connection is as vitally
important to us as Vitamin C.
# 2 - Significance
This is the need to experience a sense of being needed,
feeling important, sense of meaning, sense of purpose,
uniqueness, etc. Notice how this need contrasts with
need # 1.
# 3 - Certainty
This is the ability to produce, eliminate, or avoid
stress; or create, increase, or intensify pleasure.
It's also about security and survival.
# 4 - Uncertainty / Variety
The need for surprise, difference, diversity, challenge,
excitement, etc. Notice how this need contrasts with
need # 3.
# 5 - Growth
This is the need to continuously fulfill potentials,
to "be all that you can be." This need drives
you to become the "most complete you" possible.
# 6 - Contribution
This is the need to help others to be fulfilled (to
help others meet their six human needs in a constructive
possible to meet any or all of these six needs by changing
(belief or appreciation of)
(vehicles or approach to).
Your Next Workshop With The 6 Human Needs
you design your training event to meet all 6 human needs,
the program participants are much more likely to evolve
their team consciousness with greater ease and speed.
Need Examples of How This Need Can Be Met in a Training
of the key ways I help groups connect is through
"icebreaker" type of activities. This
is absolutely critical at the beginning of a program
or whenever a group first forms. Start off by using
activities that require little in the way of risk
taking and gradually increase the level of risk.
A good activity allows people to share basic information
(ex. name, where you're from, etc.). More advanced
activities require individuals to share more closely
held information like values and beliefs.
team member brings unique skills to the group. I
like to lead teambuilding activities that require
a variety of skills because this ideally allows
each team member to shine. An important skill for
a team to develop is being able to appreciate team
members aloud in front of the rest of the group.
the beginning of a program I lay out my expectations
of the group and also ask the group to identify
their expectations of me (the facilitator). I emphasize
their right to choose the level at which they participate.
to working with a group it's important to know what
they've already done in the way of experiential
teambuilding exercises. Keep learning and leading
fresh activities. Engage the group's imagination
and creativity through the exercises.
can help a group grow by creating opportunities
for quality discussion and sharing. The goal being
to help people gain useful insights for themselves
and the group.
groups connect with the overall purpose of the team
training program. It helps if the individual sees
a connection between their own life purpose and
the purpose of the training event.
the Author: Tom Heck is the Teach Me Teamwork COACH.
He is a team-building facilitator, trainer, and speaker.
You can learn more about him by visiting his website
or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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