publication date 20.10.2012

Synergy marks activities and phenomena in which the total result achieved is is greater than the sum of the individual input components. Simply put, it means that 1 + 1 does not equal 2, but 3, for instance. Synergy comes into existence mainly by joining efforts, working together and integrating different approaches. 

Synergy does not exist by coincidence, but is brought about, too, by proper combination and namely interconnection. The so-called synergic effect can be reached , for instance, by: 

  • well-considered managerial activities focused on interconnecting similar or even dissimilar activities
  • suppoting system and functional connections
  • supporting the creativity
  • introducing visualization  
  • ...

Jiří Střelec

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„Rather than creating piles of documentation, it is better to draw a single scheme or picture.“ more >>

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And not just ISO, AS, OHSAS, CMMI  … but other standards, too, want us to describe what we do and how we do it. Most quality people and managers just produce pages of text which pile on the desk. Writing down a sentence is fairly easy. However, the sentence alone does not matter. What matters here is that people understand that sentence and use it in practice. Standards do not tell us how to describe our management system, though. Frankly, times are hasty and people have no time for reading piles of paper. They are bombarded by information from all sides. Besides, reading through a long document, they do not remember what was at the beginning. A picture or a scheme is faster to read and easier to remember. What if the system was created as an interactive model of schemes, pictures and supplementary text. Try to make out how.