TITLE

Silos are meant to be broken

AUTHOR(S)
ENGLE, PAUL
PUB. DATE
July 2013
SOURCE
Industrial Engineer: IE;Jul2013, Vol. 45 Issue 7, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the concept of company silos and how this communication structure can be detrimental for a company's efficiency. He states company silos are functional organizations in which information flows vertically to upper management, which is used in influencing managerial decisions. He suggests communication barriers prevent rapid responses from the organization to market changes. He comments on methods of eliminating silos through strategic plans and using cross-functional teams.
ACCESSION #
88185592

 

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