The silo effect : the peril of expertise and the promise of breaking down barriers / Gillian Tett
- Tett, Gillian
- New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
- First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
- Physical Description:
- xii, 290 pages ; 25 cm
- Introduction: Bloomberg's skunkworks -- Part one: Silos. The nondancers: how anthropology can illuminate silos ; Octopus pots: how silos crush innovation ; When gnomes go blind: how silos conceal risks ; Russian dolls: how silos create tunnel vision -- Part two: Silo busters. Gun-toting geeks: how individuals can silo-bust their lives ; (Re)writing social code: how to keep silos fluid ; Flipping the lens: how doctors tried not to behave like economists ; Bucket-busting: how breaking down silos can produce profits -- Conclusion: Connecting the dots.
- An award-winning columnist and journalist describes how businesses that structure their teams into functional departments, or "silos, " actually hinder work, cripple innovation, restrict thinking and force normally smart people to ignore risks and opportunities. --Publsiher's description.
- 1451644736 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-276) and index.
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