Habit 6: Synergize By: Hunter Strittmatter Period 3 Date: 1-7-10
Synergize is about teamwork and working together and getting a better answer than they could each on their own.
There are two bears and they are trying to catch a fish in the river. So one of them says how about you get on one side of the river and ill get on the other side than you and we can try to trap and catch the fish.
To Better Understand What Synergy Is: Compromise Finding new and better ways Thinking you're always right Open-mindedness Working independently Teamwork Tolerating differences Celebrating differences Synergy Is Not: Synergy Is:
A flock of geese is an example of synergy. This is an example of synergy because they work as a team. They work as a team because they fly in a formation of a ( V ). They fly in this formation because they can fly 71% farther than if each bird flew alone.
Roadblocks To Celebrating Differences
Three of the largest roadblocks to synergy is ignorance, cliques, and prejudice.
Ignorance: means that you have no clue on what is going on around you. You don’t know what other people believe, how they feel , or what problems there having.
Cliques: is a group of people who are all alike and the group leader rejects people who want to be in their clique if there not just like them.
3 . Prejudice : is when you judge someone by their skin color, their accent is weird, or they live on the wrong side of the tracks.
One of the most problems in this world today is racism .
Three Ways To Approach Diversity
1. Shun diversity : are afraid of differences, it also disturbs them that someone has a different skin color then them, the last thing is that there afraid if someone wears a different brand of shoes than they do.
2. Tolerate diversity : they believe that everyone has the right to be different. Their motto is:” You keep to yourself and ill keep to myself.” They never get to synergy because they see differences as hurdles, not as potential strengths.
3 . Celebrate diversity : they value differences, they see each other as an advantage and not as a weakness. They believe that if you two people think differently can achieve more than two people who think alike.
You should remember that synergy is about teamwork and working together.
Also if you are on a team and you are working together you are synergizing.