A productive workplace is based on synergy and teamwork. It is not enough to bring together the best people. They should also be provided with the tools, leadership, and environment that allows them to collaborate seamlessly.

Synergy can be improved by clearly defining roles and responsibilities of the members of the group. This eliminates confusion and makes sure that each member of a team has a distinct but vital role in the bigger picture. It’s also essential to establish a culture of transparent communication where people share resources with no fear of being abused of. If team members are able to openly solicit help from other members or offer assistance on tasks that aren’t within their expertise is a sign of a highly cohesive and collaborative team.

Additionally the high level of synergy usually results in a more efficient team with lower turnover and better productivity. In addition an environment that is highly-performing environment is excellent for morale.

Synergy as a purely unalloyed benefit often blinds managers to the potential negative knock-on effects. They try to promote collaborative efforts as examples to be emulated throughout the company. This can take management resources and time away from more important issues.

Regular checks-ins and feedback mechanisms are crucial to keep the team on track and motivated. This keeps the team on top of its progress and creates the constant flow of ideas that can be addressed as required.