The Benefits of Silo-Bending

March 8, 2018

While organizational silos are often accused of hindering innovation and creating tunnel vision, they can also do a lot of good on a functional basis, says management consultant Joe Hirsch in a recent article on TLNT. Silos provide service specialization, create defined work structures, and foster socialization and interaction among colleagues, he believes, advising managers to stop trying to break down silos and rather learn to bend them instead.

He says the goal is not to eliminate silos but to address the problems they cause, including lack of collaboration, drags in communication and diminished trust.

His advice:

See the full article: “Don’t Break Down Silos, Bend Them.”