The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers

Award-winning journalist Gillian Tett “applies her anthropologist’s lens to the problem of why so many organizations still suffer from a failure to communicate. It’s a profound idea, richly analyzed” (The Wall Street Journal), about how our tendency to create functional departments—silos—hinders our work.

The Silo Effect asks a basic question: why do humans working in modern institutions collectively act in ways that sometimes seem stupid? Why do normally… (more)

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Tett’s book is, in many ways, quite subversive in its genre, in that it is a quiet manifesto for messiness, inefficiency and waste.

That’s a profoundly difficult mental discipline to cultivate, and I’m not quite sure how this book is going to help you do it.


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (September 01, 2015)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9781451644746

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 2.7 MB

Language: English


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