Synergy Is One Of My Favorite Words

Synergy is a word that I first learned in college many years ago and it has always stuck with me. Synergy is the interaction or cooperation of two or more to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. Pretty neat, right?

If I had to say why synergy is one of my favorite words I would guess it is because I like the concept most of all. One of friends summed it up once perfectly by saying that it’s when one plus one equals three.

Give it a thought… In your work, relationships, and other endeavors where other people are involved does your participation lead to a positive synergistic effect, or does your participation take away from the combined powers of an alliance. Are you part of the problem or are you a positive and contributing element for a solution?

So this week, keep one of my favorite words in mind as you go through your workweek. Look for instances where you can actually witness synergy in action, even look for others where it is lacking. And whenever possible, participate in such a way that adds rather than subtracts from whatever you are doing with others.

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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