Human Resources Training

Team synergy is a potent means for harnessing the team’s creative energies



Team synergy has been gaining prominence as a means of fostering greater interaction among colleagues at the workplace. It is considered as something that goes a little beyond teamwork; teamwork is seen more in a generalized formation which is about accomplishing tasks together. Team synergy, on the other hand, is more of taking the particular characteristics and temperaments of each member of the team, making use of the positive factors each brings, and neutralizing the negative ones.

In this sense, team synergy is a lot about optimizing the efficiencies and strengths of each team member. This is done by minimizing the drawbacks of particular members of the team by drawing the strengths of the other members of the team. This approach to team synergy is derived from the subject from whom it takes root, namely chemistry. In chemistry, this concept evolved when chemists noticed that when they separated molecules or atoms from complex compounds, the efficacy and characteristics of the compound never remained the same.

Team synergy is about positive and negative energies

Team synergy is something that can be achieved based on these same principles. If a member of a team leaves, the dynamics of the remaining members alters. Conversely, if a new team member joins in, it may not be possible to get the same synergy levels as when the old team member was present.

Team synergy is also about positive and negative synergies. The example illustrated above describes how a positive impact can be had from positive team synergy, and how a wrong or unsuited team member could affect the team in a negative fashion.

MIT study confirms the efficiency of team synergy

A recent MIT study showed that collective intelligence is a great indicator of a successful team. Such a team works like a well-oiled machinery in which each of the parts contributes to the overall growth and development of the team. Synergy flows in such teams with greater ease, and these teams are creative and innovative, where team members support and respect each other.

Further, the MIT study showed how such teams are built: They carry diversity, a higher degree of social perception and sensitivity and an enhanced sense of sharing and attention, and hire team members who are more collaborative and amenable to team work.

Learn all the aspects of team synergy

The interesting aspects of team synergy, which will be highly useful for organizations to understand and use for their benefit, will be the core of a webinar from TrainHR, a highly reputable and well-known provider of professional trainings for the human resources industry. Bruce Cryer, who is Global Director, HeartMath HealthCare, founding director of HeartMathUK and HeartMath South Africa, and co-founder of What Makes Your Heart Sing, will be the speaker at this highly valuable session.

In order to gain wonderfully useful insights into team synergy and how to use it to optimize your team efforts, please register for this webinar by visiting . This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Using the positive, taking out the negative

Bruce will bring the experience he has gained for over two decades at HeartMath and Stanford Business School. He will explain how coherence can bind the team together and take it to heights it could seldom have reached otherwise. He will explain how positive emotions such as compassion, caring and inspiration can show beneficially on the heart rhythms, and negative ones, such as anger, jealousy and anxiety can show an exactly opposite pattern. Bruce will show how team synergy can work to help people by enhancing the positive vibes and cutting down the negative ones.

During the course of this highly interesting session, Bruce will cover the following areas:

  • What is Collective Intelligence, and can anyone develop it?
  • Five Principles of Team Synergy
  • Essential psycho-physiological principles of brain function
  • Case studies and stories
  • Next steps.


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