The Power of Synergy

The Power of Synergy

By:  Cherie Anderson The ability to work effectively in a team can be powerful. Nothing brings unity to a common cause than to work with others who are like-minded and share the same goal. This is most evident in the recent NBA championship of the Miami Heat. As a team, the Miami Heat players have been crowned “the most efficient shooting team in the NBA.” This is pretty impressive when the team has top scorers like LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh. As individuals each player brags impressive field goal percentages. However impressive their individual statistics are; it was their ability to pull together as a collective whole that earned them the title of the 2013 NBA Champions. With all of that power, talent and knowledge of the game on the court, how were they able to harness their egos and give Miami another championship win? First, they behaved and performed like a team. Everyone understood their role and owned their part. Because each player was empowered to perform at their highest individual level, the team as whole was strong. Second, their ability to check personal egos and bravado allowed the team’s chemistry to flow out front and build a positive momentum and synergy. And finally, their respect for each other’s talents and contributions pushed them as a group to perform at a higher level and exceed their competition.

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