Teamwork and Synergy

Companies are looking for ways to work in conjunction across departments -- in hybrid or remote environments, for instancethe term "synergy" has been reintroduced into the conversation. It's not being used as a corporate pejorative but to describe a deep collaboration that's highly sought-after.

Synergy is based on idea that the whole is greater than the totality of its components. The positive synergy that arises from this enables teams to do more than they could by themselves, and it also provides a platform for team members to be their best their best at work, using their own unique experiences views, perspectives, talents and styles of communication.

On the other hand, negative synergy can affect teams and cause them to produce subpar deliverables despite each person's personal strengths. This is usually because of miscommunications and conflicts that arise over roles, responsibilities, as well as schedules.

To avoid these issues to avoid these issues, it is essential that teams establish an enduring foundation of trust and cooperation by clearly defining the goal for the project and clearly defining each team member's role in this. This can be accomplished using a collaborative map process. Each team member will work with their counterparts in order to establish a clear and concise record of what each member is responsible for and when. This saves teams lots of energy, time, and conflict by minimizing confusion from the beginning. It also makes it easier for managers to be able to coach and assist when needed.

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