See here's the thing. There's all sorts of ways to synchronize a set of systems. For a vast array of highly non-linear, weakly couple systems, you can get what is called stochastic synchronization. its a pretty fascinating process...very cool...easily demonstrated with a set of weakly coupled pendulums. One of the coolest demos is with a couple of metrones riding on top of a wooden plank which is rolling on top of a couple of full cola cans. Really its a really cool thing to watch happen.
You start out with components, with random phasing and even frequencies somtimes. But through their own natural weak coupling, these components spontaneously reach a state of synchronization for long periods of time,until such time that the weak non-linear coupling interactions takes the system back to an unsyncronized state.
Here's the coolest part, if you try to force these sorts of systems from the outside, you end up breaking their natural cyclic nature by enhancing one of the weak non-linear coupling processes. Your driving force finds some sort of destructive resonance.. and you break the system.
So here's my suggestion to you. Be a weak non-linear coupler. Don't be a strong driving force. Help the naturally complex non-linear system do its thing and find its own stochastic syncronization. Don't break it.