While the idea of synergy has been commonly espoused throughout the business environment and surely does end up in many good benefits, it’s rarely the solution to issues, since the synergistic approach is intended to supplement various other management philosophies and practices, not entirely supplant them.
The fundamental concept of synergy –
That cooperative interaction creates an end result greater than the value of individual efforts – has manifested itself in various ways, a lot of which are dependent upon the total quality management wedge. But there is a classic adage that says “When every person is responsible, no one is responsible.” And the strict adherents to the synergistic approach sadly (or conveniently) forget that adage. Those proponents/adherents love to believe that group dynamics is the sole method to problem-solve. But what they forget about is the fact that somebody still has to recognize final responsibility for trouble resolution – a person has to be the “Keeper of the Problem.”