It’s typically when an organisation tries to implement some form of transformation that the dark side of organisational silos emerge to get in the way—of change, of innovation, and of collaboration. Silos enter the conversation because they are causing blockages and barriers.
Dear Manners@Work, I’ve been in my current job for about two years and I enjoy it. I get along well with my boss and I like the company I work for. Recently, there was a reshuffling of seating and I’ve been placed in a pod with a couple of new people. One of them does design work and it’s clear that he’s doing work for his own business while in the office.