The Synergos Approach

Systemic change requires collaboration. Solutions to poverty are often built in silos – and therefore fail.

Synergos creates, promotes, and sustains collaborations among business, government, civil society, and marginalized communities.

We foster successful collaborations by building trust, designing and implementing change processes, and enhancing the effectiveness of bridging leaders and institutions.

Our approach uses four elements that increase individual and collective effectiveness to address complex problems:


Personal reflection increasing awareness of self, others, and the system, and aligning intentions and actions accordingly

Bridging leadership building trust and tapping the fullest contributions of diverse stakeholders

Systems thinking looking at complex problems from diverse, and often conflicting, perspectives to understand how elements influence one another within a whole

Collaboration working together with others, including those most impacted by the system as it currently operates, to leverage collective knowledge, resources, and action

This approach develops bridging leaders and helps create inclusive partnerships and institutions – contributing to changes in systems, improved system outcomes, and improved lives.

For more details, see The Synergos Approach to Social Problems.