Participants get to know each other more deeply as they give priority to their common endeavour and work to reach a consensus (L4) that is satisfactory, or at least acceptable, for all.
Deliberate use of kinship-centred principles can deepen the work relationships. Fostering personal bonding and creating over-riding obligations to the joint endeavour helps sustain the communalist position. The resulting willingness to adapt and avoid letting each other down prevents conflicts and helps overcome obstacles.
Review Kinship-centred Principles from a purely personal perspective.
Does L5-Bonding imply a Participant focus or a Shared-endeavour focus or both? In the kinship-centred realm, choices related to harmony and comfortable relating appear in two distinct forms.
These two kinship-centred Centres are linked because:
So we label the Channel L5P ↔ L5S: CONFIDENCE.
Any cooperative endeavour must tolerate membership changes that disrupt personal relations. Group solidarity may put useful pressure on people and control inappropriate relating (e.g. formation of factions). So the Shared Endeavour Centre is dominant over the Participant Centre. Growth of factions would reflect a misalignment and dysfunction.
Kinship-centred states, being communal-relational in nature, have no direct effect on choices dealing solely with participant-prosperity (L1), or related to the power-balance (L2). However, they are linked to the consensus-forming process (L4), and to specialist issues (L3) in regard to choosing or handling others with whom relating is necessary.
Work towards consensus is a potential force for building loyalty and solidarity and, conversely, loyalty based on solidarity makes people willing to enter discussions and accept compromises for a constructive end.
This Channel is labelled: Willingness (L5S ↔ L4B).
Consensus-seeking activity enhances relating, which is an asset in determining process, if communication is honest and open. Good relations also enable a solid resolution of conflicts rather than false agreements to solutions that later come apart.
This Channel is labelled: Genuineness (L5P ↔ L4B).
Trusting relationships (L5P) cannot directly influence expertise (L3P) unless mediated via consensus (L4B).
However, good relationships can play a part in developing and stimulating higher standards (L3S). The personal element here puts a degree of emotional intensity into the championing process. The crusade for appropriate standards also puts pressure into the relationship.
So this Channel is labelled: Demand (L5P ↔ L3S).
Loyalty and solidarity (L5S) cannot directly affect endeavour standards (L3S) except by strengthening consensus (L4B).
However, solidarity does directly engage with professional expertise (L3P) because these abilities and convictions define the extent and quality possible in any endeavour. Expertise and conviction establish participants within the group and so strengthen loyalty and commitment to it.
This Channel is labelled: Commitment (L5S ↔ L3P).
Once L5-kinship has been successfully reached, a cooperative effort can be effectively generated and positively pursued without continuing recourse to coercive pressures. However, the wisdomof the endeavour for the group is another matter: it can be done—but should it be done? and, if it should, how can it be done?
Up to now, attention to determining overall worthwhile goals and methods happens in passing. Any significant improvement to the quality of goals and methods must come from inputs at higher Levels. The initial challenge involves looking rather dispassionately at a fuller range of options, possibly coming from outside the group: i.e. .
Originally posted: July 2009