Habit 6 – Synergize, in our exploration of Stephen R. Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, is quite significant when it comes to effective agile transformation. This habit, considered the “principles of creative cooperation” by Covey, is the culmination of all the prior Habits 1 through 5. As we’ve seen, each habit builds upon the last, and now with Habit 6, we are at the peak of what it takes to be highly effective.
Covey emphasizes that done right, Habit 6 can produce extraordinary results by producing new alternatives never before considered. He offers up a simple meaning to what it means to synergize.
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.”