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The Silo Effect

The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

By Gillian Tett
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The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers by Gillian Tett

The Silo Effect (2015) identifies the dangers of maintaining business departments or societal systems in “silos,” between which ideas die and communication flounders. Such an organization is typical in today’s business world despite its many disadvantages. These blinks show you how to restructure your organization to break down the silos for good.

  • CEOs and managers
  • HR managers or corporate coaches focused on efficiency in business
  • Anyone looking to foster more creativity in their organization

Gillian Tett is the managing editor of the Financial Times. She’s also an award-winning journalist and holds a PhD in cultural anthropology.

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