Dear Colleagues: It’s often said that two heads are better than one, so imagine what can be accomplished with three or even an entire team? Greater power is unleashed when a team is united to get the job done, especially if there is synergy among its members. Synergy has been defined as the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts. It comes from the Greek word synergos, meaning “working together”. With the head-down, task- oriented culture that we experience in most workplaces, it is tempting for team members to make decisions independent

Bradford R. Glaser President & CEO

of the team. It is certainly quicker, and we generally believe that our own judgment is superior to that of the team. Research suggests, however, that when we make decisions in groups, we more often than not arrive at a better outcome than we would if we made the decision on our own. Teaching learners the practice of team synergy is the goal of HRDQ’s Team Adventure Series. Participants are challenged with scenarios with one of eight HRDQ survival simulations, from a bear attack, to a hot-air ballooning disaster designed to demonstrate in a fun and interactive way that we make better decisions when we harness the cognitive horsepower of the group, and we make much better decisions when we can achieve synergy, the highest order of group effectiveness. Each provides a safe, open environment in which participants can learn and practice key process skills that lead to synergy using problem solving, communication, management, conflict resolution, and decision making. Download a free Info Kit for the Team Adventure Series today at, or contact our Customer Service Team at 800-633-4533. We’re publishing resources for developing great people skills. Thanks for choosing HRDQ. Regards,

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Giving Back: At HRDQ we have a history of corporate citizenship and take pride in the support of charitable organizations in the communities where we live, and beyond. Our most recent give-back was a Habitat for Humanity Build Day. Partnering with caring individuals and organizations, Habitat for Humanity constructs affordable homes, and empowers hardworking, low-income families to become homeowners. We had a great time volunteering, and did some valuable teambuilding and bonding in the process.

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