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About The 7 Habits - Habit Six : Synergize

The 7 Habits1. Be Proactive 2. Begin with the End in Mind 3. Put First Things First 4. Seek First to Understand then to be Understood 5. Think Win-Win 6. Synergize 7. Sharpen the Saw

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About The 7 Habits - Habit Six : Synergize

Public Victory Evidence The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts S. Covey

SynergyThe whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Synergy takes place when two or more people produce more together than the sum of what they could have produced separately.

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About The 7 Habits - Habit Six : Synergize

Valuing Differences The essence of synergy is valuing differences. Valuing differences doesnt imply that individuals approve of or agree with differences; however, it means that people respect VALUE and differences and view them as opportunities for learning discovering together ACCEPT what each could not discover alone.

TOLERATE

At what level do you value differences ?

REJECT

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About The 7 Habits - Habit Six : Synergize

Blocks To Synergy

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About The 7 Habits - Habit Six : Synergize

What Synergy Is & Is NotSynergy IsResults-Oriented Examining, exploring, seeking diverse perspectives openly enough to complete or alter your paradigm Cooperating Having a mutually agreedupon end in mind Worth the effort5

Synergy Is NotA brainstorming free-for-all Accepting others ideas as full truth Win-Lose competition Group Think (Giving in to peer pressure) Always easy

About The 7 Habits - Habit Six : Synergize

Stages of Team Development People operating in teams cannot be successful without knowing how to operate as team members. People need to know how to handle disagreements, how to encourage debate, how to be creative & solve problems together. It takes time to develop a team, but time is a scarce resource.

Development Stages:

(Bruce W. Tuckman 1965)

Forming

Storming

Norming

Performing

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About The 7 Habits - Habit Six : Synergize

Team Development Stages FORMINGCharacteristics-Little work gets done -Stress Factors present -Serious topics avoided -Cliques may form -Hidden agendas -Rules & expectation unclear -Members are impatient

Team Building Focus-Open Communication-Encourage -Probe -Give positive reinforcement

-Getting acquainted -Ground Roles -Charter -Roadmap -Verify commitment7

About The 7 Habits - Habit Six : Synergize

Team Development Stages STORMINGCharacteristics-Team is still building

Team Building Focus-Encourage multiple points of view-Brainstorming

-Goals may be unclear-Differences in points of view & personal styles -Power struggles

-Negotiate & Mediate-Win/Win

-Disagreements withholding support-People may feel unproductive or frustrated

-Keep focus on vision -Share leadership -Be sensitive to needs-Active listening -I Messages

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About The 7 Habits - Habit Six : Synergize

Team Development Stages NORMINGCharacteristics-Work begins in earnest

Team Building Focus-Evaluate & narrow options

-Members committed-Harmony is the norm -Team is operating efficient & effective

-Drive toward consensus-Maintain work processes -Develop new skills

-May have a dont rock the boat attitude.

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About The 7 Habits - Habit Six : Synergize

Team Development Stages PERFORMINGCharacteristics-Work output very high

Team Building Focus-Go with the flow

-High trust / loyalty-Members no more seek group approval -Increased innovation & experimentation -New members / loss of members problematic -Disbanding may be strongly resisted

-Adapt processes-Cultivate full participation-Continued reinforcement -Maintain clarity of purpose -Adjust roles

-Anticipate need to transition -Manage endings

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About The 7 Habits - Habit Six : Synergize

Team Development Stages SummaryFormingVery Polite Hidden resistance -Get Acquainted-Warmups

StormingDebates Heat-up Resistance shows -Encourage Multiple points of view-Brainstorming

NormingWork Gets Done -Evaluate & reduce options-Multi-voting -Nominal group technique -Cost benefit analysis

PerformingTeam Excels -Break through organizational barriers -Adapt processes-Meeting formats -Use of tools

- Establish Basics-Charter -Roles -Ground Rules

-Negotiate-Win-Win

- Active listening-Feedback -I Messages

-Select Roadmap -Check Commitment

-Drive for consensus

-Manage transition-Recognize & celebrate

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About The 7 Habits - Habit Six : Synergize

Effective Teamwork

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