Breaking Down Silos

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Breaking Down Silos

The greatest opportunities for innovation and overall improvement (whether they be tactical or strategic) are typically across departments/functions/disciplines.  Said another way, silos (e.g. departments/functions/disciplines) and the behaviors that accompany a ‘silo mentality’ typically work against innovation and improvement. Disarming a ‘silo mentality’ is a big deal, because virtually every organization suffers in one form or another from it.  One of our clients, Danboise Mechanical, successfully disarmed the ‘silo mentality’ within their organization. They were able to do so because of the emphasis they put on professional values across the enterprise. It was a tremendous accomplishment.  You can read more about it here.

Bill Wiersma
Bill Wiersma
Bill Wiersma is the founder and principal of Wiersma and Associates—a management consulting and training firm. Bill is a trusted advisor to executive leadership on senior team development and organizational culture. A renowned thought leader, Wiersma’s The Power of Professionalism is driving the way people think about professionals and, more importantly, changing the way professionals view themselves.

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