Teamwork and Synergy

The buzzword „synergy” which was once a derogatory term for corporations, has now returned to the conversation as companies seek ways to work across departments – in hybrid or remote environments for instance. This time, it’s being employed as a term to denote a negative corporate attitude but to describe a deep collaboration process that is still highly sought-after.

Synergy is built on the notion that the whole is greater than the totality of its components. The positive synergy resulting from this allows teams to accomplish more than they could do on their own. it also creates a platform for team members to be their true self at work, bringing their own unique experiences, perspectives, talents, and styles of communication.

On the other side, a negative synergy may bring teams down virtual data rooms and cause them to produce subpar deliverables despite each person’s particular strengths. This is typically due to miscommunications or disagreements about roles, responsibilities, and schedules.

To avoid these problems it is vital that teams establish a solid foundation of trust and collaboration by clearly defining the goal for the project and clearly defining each team member’s part in this. The simplest way to accomplish this is to implement the process of collaborating on role mapping, where every team member collaborates with their counterparts to establish clear records of who’s accountable for what and when. This helps teams save a lot of energy, time and conflict by reducing confusion in the beginning. It also makes it easier for managers to step in and coach at any time.