For weeks now I had been agonizing over a small issue I wanted to do with some of my technology. I had surfed the web trying to find the answers, spoken to different people and racked my brains. All to no avail.
Yesterday, I had a my regular catch up with a friend and fellow business owner. We were discussing all the bit and pieces from the past month about business and life in general. Through the discussion I mentioned my little technology issue. My friend had also been pondering this same issue for the last month. A small comment from my friend spurned a longer discsussion and from this, a couple of suggestions were thrown around and then voila! The answer came to us both. It had been sitting there all along, we just didn't know it. You can imagine the elation we both felt at this little issue being fixed in just a matter of 10 minutes or so.
The conversation caused a Synergistic effect which helped solve both of our problems. Synergy is the combined action or functioning, the co-operative action of two or more. In other words, two heads are better than one. As we joined forces on our little issue we worked better as a team to create a solution. Two parts being greater than the sum of one.
I wonder how many times in our lives we can create a Synergy to build a better outcome for both parties?
It gets you thinking doesn't it?