Reflections on Human Relations Month

By Jackie Lance, Community Support Facilitator & DEI Member

The Month of February is not only a month of expressing love and appreciation for your partner, family and each other. It is also National Human Relations month!

So, what is Human Relations Month all about? It is a time where people, companies and communities across the world celebrate Diversity; where month-long the celebration of seminars, trainings, and efforts take place to help strengthen human relationships and build a stronger community and workplace.

This is critical to maintain a positive workplace, and to retain employees in encouraging quality workplace culture and productivity. The five human relations are physiological, safety, love, self-esteem and self-actualization. This is what motivates the employee, community member, or individual to ensure they feel that they are valued and important.

The Golden rule is simple: “Treat others how you want to be treated.”

If every member of our community followed this simple phrase, we together could effectively create a workplace culture and world in which we all can thrive.

ABOUT THE WRITER | Jackie Lance (she/her/hers) has been employed at Hope Services for over 15 years, and has worked across the organization in Independent Living Services, Supported Employment, now in Direct Services as a Community Support Facilitator. She is also a member of Hope Services’ DEI committee and is passionate about teaching the individuals she serves about healthy relationships, work ethics, and social skills.