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# The sum is greater than the parts?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### 07/14/2011

This is the principle or **organization**, where the the
overall device is able to do things that the components would not
be able to achieve by themselves.

A human is such, as is a watch or a motor car.

A human has many sub-components, brain, skeleton, liver, blood and so on, each of which contributes to the total ability.

A bulldozer has a main motor, an efficient propulsion system, various hydraulic and electrical systems and so on. All of which make the whole machine very effective.

This applies in social organizations such as a business or a church or a sports club as well.

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