Jamie McKenzie has a wonderful article I think is worth sharing and diving deeper into. McKenzie, J (2008, Summer). Beyond Mere Gathering: Converting Social Networking into Collaboration and Synergy. FNO, 17, Retrieved July 31, 2008, from http://fno.org/sum08/synergy.html Beyond Mere Gathering
Productive collaboration requires more than the exchange of ideas and suggestions. For a team to reach the synergy level in which 3+3=13 - an inventive surge of productivity and imagination that leads to high quality and imaginative production - the players must all have some grounding in the group strategies that nurture that kind of exchange and invention.