Bilatelal relationshipsHOBBIES AND COOPERATION 1/3
Treat others the way you wish to be treated
- Greet people around you!
- Be selfless and take others into account as well. Offer help to those who need it, and dare to ask for help yourself.
- Share your expertise and experiences. Tell your opinions openly and remember to justify them, and also listen to what others have to say.
- Be trustworthy and stay true to your words. Assume responsibility for your actions: enjoy success and dare to admit your mistakes.
- Appreciate your study and work colleagues and say it aloud. Be considerate and apologize if necessary.
- Accept diversity and consider it a resource.
Characteristics of a good group
- everyone can be themselves and express their feelings
- everyone’s opinion is listened to and the persona is respected
- humour blossoms
- problems are not swept under the carpet and cooperation is proficient
Avoid the trap of prejudice
Prejudice is an idea that is formed before there is enough information or experience about its subject. Often prejudices are based on things told by others or information obtained from the media. Stereotypes are generalizations that a person may do without sufficient grounds or in-depth judgment.
It is also advisable to deal with the stereotypes with caution and set them subject to criticism. For example, people of a particular group of people or nationality are often very different. For example, you could consider whether all Finns are alike. Both prejudices and stereotypes are attitudes that simplify reality.
The most important thing is to identify your prejudices and consider their objectiveness.
Read more about cooperation in the “Power of cooperation” section.