When we think of democracy, it is important to keep in mind the concept of “all one team,” which includes the following concepts:

   •  A group of people working together
   •  With complementary skills
   •  Committed to a common purpose
   •  With common goals and
   •  A common approach
   •  For which they hold themselves and each other mutually accountable

This concept includes a central view that everyone’s job is important and their work supports the mission, even though their jobs and responsibilities differ. Through team building, team members can feel safe to speak their minds and do their best work knowing they have a voice in how the work gets done. Our commitment to democracy and team building guides program and project leaders to seek out each individual’s opinion and create plans based on the collective feedback of the team.