by Vanessa Fardi, @neuvoo
Synergy is a word that many of us have heard at least once in our lives, but do we really know its meaning and everything that this simple word implies?
The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes this concept as the increased effectiveness that results when two or more people or businesses work together. A simple way to explain synergy is with the following example: 2+2=5. Is it not clear yet?
In other words, the effort of a group of people is always going to be more valuable than the effort of a single person. Synergy is the key for teamwork and it has to be present in the workplace.
Ray Kroc, McDonald’s founder once said: “None of us is as good as all of us.” Even if we are capable to do all the work alone, the benefits of the effort of two or more people working together to achieve the same goals will always be greater.
To really have good synergy with our colleagues, the most important thing is to be organized, make sure that all the members of your team have the same goal, make them understand it and accept it, it will make things much easier when they know what they are aiming to achieve.
The fact is that accomplishing those goals together will make your team feel motivated and satisfied to keep achieving their goals in the future.
Now, the time has come to start encouraging teamwork in order to achieve those goals much faster than before! Synergy is a method that you can apply in any workplace; you only need to organize your staff and be motivated enough to start working towards achieving your goals like a team.