Pat Lencioni tackles a prominent symptom of corporate frustration: silos, the invisible barriers that separate work teams, departments and divisions, causing people who are supposed to be on the same team to work against one another. According to Pat, silos—and the turf wars they enable—devastate organizations by wasting resources, killing productivity and jeopardizing results. Purchase from our website or your favorite retailer:. Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars provides leaders with powerful advice on how to eliminate the structural obstacles that derail organizations.

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What we say here about books applies to all formats we cover. Patrick Lencioni strikes an appealing tone in this fable about a genuinely good-hearted consultant who wants to help companies function better and show their people how to get along. His core message is that while many forces compel people to group into silos and fight each other, a leader can unify them around a common goal.

While you are reading this book, resolving these situations seems quite possible - and in many cases, it well may be. However, for some of them, it will serve only as an inspiration and a starting point, because its simplified structure does not address certain key issues.

Even more daunting, what if your leaders meet but cannot agree on a thematic goal? So, if you have sophisticated problems to solve, this book could be sort of hit or myth. Patrick Lencioni is president of a consultancy he founded in A frequent public speaker, Lencioni has written several other bestselling business books, including The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

Jude Cousins joined Hatch Technology directly after college. Within a few years, he was director of corporate communication. He constantly studied business by listening to those around him, and by serving on advisory boards for other organizations. Everyone thought Jude was headed for upper management. As you might suspect, everyone was wrong. They pitched the acquisition to the media as a merger of equal partners, but Carter Bell of Bell Financial ended up in charge.

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The Silo Mentality: How To Break Down The Barriers

If this is your first time registering, please check your inbox for more information about the benefits of your Forbes account and what you can do next! The Silo Mentality as defined by the Business Dictionary is a mindset present when certain departments or sectors do not wish to share information with others in the same company. This type of mentality will reduce efficiency in the overall operation, reduce morale, and may contribute to the demise of a productive company culture. Silo is a business term that has been passed around and discussed at many board room tables over the last 30 years.


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