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About Unity
For our organization to thrive and prosper, three elements--teamwork, leadership, and empowerment--must be combined into one. The one element into which they must be combined is Unity: unity of purpose, mission, goals and values.

Three Elements of Unity
Teamwork, leadership, and empowerment are also essential components of the City of Newark's commitment to service excellence.
  • Teamwork - Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. Cooperative effort in the performance of our duties is the most productive means of providing superior quality services to the citizens of Newark and to other employees.
  • Leadership - Leadership enables our organization to realize its full potential. Every employee, regardless of position or status, plays an integral leadership role in helping the city excel. Leaders are change agents. They inspire a shared vision, motivate others, promote trust, and encourage positive action through the examples they set.
  • Empowerment - Empowerment requires building a shared vision of where we want the organization to go and constructing an organizational climate and culture with operating values which enable all employees to actively and creatively participate in pursuing this vision. Empowerment fosters more informed decision making, greater freedom to explore and create alternative ways of working, greater communication and involvement, and greater individual fulfillment.