December 20, 2011
In this series, I’m discussing what I’ve learned about fostering synergy during major transformational initiatives.
If people have the willingness to forge their diverse perspectives into a synergistic alliance, a sequence can be used to describe how they can work together to realize change. The first phase of the sequence involves learning to interact with each other using effective communication.
December 13, 2011
Before people can create and maintain synergistic relationships, they must be willing, and they must have the ability to engage.
In this post, I will describe what “willingness” really means, and outline four skill sets (that I will describe in greater detail in subsequent posts) necessary for engagement.
December 6, 2011
A synergistic working relationship is a powerful phenomenon to witness in action. People work together to consume the fewest resources possible to get the job done, while achieving a higher quantity and quality output than if they worked independently. Many change facilitators, however, do not have an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of synergy. They hope synergy exists within their client populations, and leverage it when it does, but they are often uncertain about what specific actions can be employed to foster it.
In this series, I will describe a process for building organizational synergy that includes ways to:
Use communication and diversity to build synergy,
Merge diverse viewpoints, and
Harness the momentum of synergy to realize the goals of the change