The Dangers Of Silo Thinking On Teams

A team that is focussed, has the right skills and the right resources has the potential to deliver exceptional results.

At the same time, one of the biggest barriers to team success is silo thinking.

What do I mean by silo thinking?

Essentially it is when team members take decisions or give support based on the impact on:

  • Them personally.
  • The team or function to which they belong.

When you have a whole group of people thinking in their own interests, the interests of the whole organisation get lost and sub optimal performance arises.

So if you want to get more results from teams, get people thinking more in the bigger picture and less in silos.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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