. . . Definitions of Synergism


  1. The cooporative action of discrete agencies such that the total effect is greater than the sum of the two effects taken independently;
  2. The doctrine that in regeneration there is a cooperation of divine grace and human activity.

(Merrian-Webster Dictionary)

Buckminster Fuller:

The behavior of whole systems unpredicted by the behavior of their parts.

(Critical Path, St. Martin's Press, NY)

Stephen R. Covey:

What is synergy? Simply defined it means that the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts. It means that the relationship which the parts have to each other is a part in and of itself. It is not only a part, but the most catalytic, the most empowering, the most unifying, and the most exciting part.

(The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Simon and Schuster, NY)

Charles Hampden-Turner

Synergy comes from the Greek synergia, `a working with', and describes the capacity of two forces, persons, or structures of information to optimize one another and achieve mutual enhancement.

(Maps of the Mind, Collier Books, NY):

Continued Introduction to Synergy . . .

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