It is our mission to empower individuals and organizations with
the skills to manage change and harness their innate creativity
even in the midst of chaos and uncertainty, and to transform in
We promote leadership grounded in a state of emotional imperturbability
amid constant change. This sense of assurance and stability leads
businesses to continue to succeed and employees to stay connected
to the company and creative in their work.
About Our Consortium
Synergistic Solutions Consortium work together as a team to customize
whatever combination of skills, knowledge and experience that meets
the specific need of our clients. We have a broad range of skills
that we mix and match to come up with the right combination for
each unique situation.
Our key focus is to make a difference in the way folks manage
change, crisis, and uncertainty in an environment and turn chaos
into order by mapping the terrain and identifying a path that
leads to creative, collaborative, and synergistic solutions.
Synergy is the result of individuals working together
in such a way that they each contribute the best of their creativity
and strengths, which when joined together produces an effect greater
than the individual efforts.
and indeed the very structures on which our systems are based are
perched on the edge of an evolutionary shift that demands a cooperative
and collaborative methodology for thriving and surviving in instability.
The key for this shift is in our individual and collective primitive
impulses that, once mastered through relational learning and synergistic
connection, can both fuel and navigate us out of this uncertainty
and allow us to evolve into a greater level of organization.
The evolution of complexity in organizations and systems has
involved a cumulative, historically contingent functional selection
process and synergistic effects that have been a remarkable source
of progressive creativity.
It is the selective advantages associated with various forms
of synergy that have been responsible for the "progressive"
evolution of complex, functionally organized biological and social
systems; underlying each of the many steps in the complex process,
a common functional principle has been at work. Synergy in this
context refers to co-operative effects, the effects produced by
two or more elements, parts or individuals; synergistic effects
are always co-determined and interdependent. In other words, the
functional effects produced by co-operating objects - literally,
things that operate together - have themselves been the very cause
of the trend toward more complex systems. In evolutionary processes,
effects are also causes
A Concrete Example: Chrome-Nickel-Steel
Synergy alone explains metals increasing their strengths. All alloys
are synergetic. Chrome-nickel-steel has an extraordinary total behavior.
In fact, it is the high cohesive strength and structural stability
of chrome-nickel-steel at enormous temperatures that has made possible
the jet engine.
The principle of the jet was invented by the squid and the jellyfish
long ago. What made man's use of the jet principle possible was
his ability to concentrate enough energy and to release it suddenly
enough to give him tremendous thrust. The kinds of heat that accompany
the amount of energies necessary for a jet to fly would have melted
all the engines of yesterday. Not until you had chrome-nickel-steel
was it possible to make a successful jet engine stable at the
heats involved. The jet engine has changed the whole relationship
of man to the Earth. And it is a change in the behavior of the
whole of man and in the behavior of whole economics, brought about
In chrome-nickel-steel, the primary constituents are iron, chromium,
and nickel. There are minor constituents of carbon, manganese,
and others. It is a very popular way of thinking to say that a
chain is no stronger than its weakest link. That seems to be very
logical to us. Therefore, we feel that we can predict things in
terms of certain minor constituents of wholes. That is the way
much of our thinking goes.
If I were to say that a chain is as strong as the sum of the
strengths of its links, you would say that is silly. If I were
to say that a chain is stronger than the sum of the strengths
of all of its links, you might say that that is preposterous.
Yet that is exactly what happens with chrome-nickel- steel. If
our regular logic held true, then the iron as the weakest part
ought to adulterate the whole. Since it is the weakest link, the
whole thing will break apart when the weakest link breaks down.
So we put down the tensile strength of the commercially available
iron - the highest that we can possibly accredit is about 60,000
pounds per square inch (psi); of the chromium it is about 70,000
psi; of the nickel it is about 80,000 psi. The tensile strengths
of the carbon and the other minor constituents come to another
Adding up all the strengths of all the links we get 260,000 psi.
But in fact the tensile strength of chrome-nickel-steel runs to
about 350,000 psi just as a casting. Here we have the behavior
of the whole completely unpredicted by the behavior of the parts.
The augmented coherence of the chrome-nickel-steel alloy is accounted
for by the whole complex of omni-directional, inter-mass attractions
of the crowded-together atoms. The alloy chrome-nickel-steel provides
unprecedented structural stability at super-high temperatures,
making possible the jet, which becomes one of the reasons why
the relative size of our planet Earth, as comprehended by humans,
has shrunk so swiftly.
The performance of the alloy demonstrates that the strength of
a chain is greater than the sum of the strengths of its separate
links. Chrome-nickel-steel's weakest part does not adulterate
the whole, allowing it to be "dissolved," as candy when
its sugar dissolves. Chains in metal do not occur as open-ended
lines. In the atoms, the ends of the chains come around and fasten
the ends together, endlessly, in circular actions. Because atomic
circular chains are dynamic, if one link breaks, the other mends
When we break one link of circular chain continuity, it is still
one piece of chain. And because atomic circular chains are dynamic,
while one link is breaking, the other is mending itself. Our metal
chains, like chrome-nickel-steel alloys, are also interweaving spherically
in a number of directions. We find the associated behaviors of various
atoms complementing each other, so that we are not just talking
about one thing and another one thing, but about a structural arrangement
of the atoms in tetrahedral configurations.