Teamwork and Synergy

Companies are looking for ways to work together across departments -in remote or hybrid environments for instancethe term “synergy” has been reintroduced into the conversation. This time, it’s not being used as a pejorative of corporate culture but to describe a deep collaborative process that’s widely sought after.

Synergy is the idea that a unit is greater than the sum of its parts. The positive synergy that arises from this is what allows teams to accomplish more than they could do on their own, and it also offers a platform for team members to be their true self at work, bringing their unique life experiences views, perspectives, talents and styles of communication.

Negative synergy, on other hand, can derail teams and cause them to produce subpar deliverables despite the individual strengths of each member. This is typically because of miscommunications or conflicts over roles, responsibilities and schedules.

To avoid these issues to avoid these issues, it is essential to build solid foundations of trust and cooperation by clearly defining the vision for the project and clearly defining each team member’s role in this. This can be accomplished with a collaborative mapping process. Each team member will work with their counterparts in order to develop a clear record of what each individual is responsible for and when. This saves teams lots of energy, time, and conflict by reducing confusion in the beginning. It makes it easier for managers, should they need to they can be able to step in and coach.

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