Wouldn’t You Agree? #47 What Perpetuates Silos?
Q: What perpetuates silos?
A: When one department/person is passionately and almost obsessively focused on what interests them and what they think is important while having a dismissive, nearly disdainful couldn’t-care-less disinterest in what interests others and what others think is important compounded by an irritable impatience towards others when they don’t get to the point in what they’re saying when they are waxing and waning poetically about their area of interest. In other words when one is long winded and almost euphoric about what interests and is important to them and is impatient and irritable when listening to others about what interests and is important to these others.
And the solution? Duh… “Just Listen” and as I quoted Warren Bennis in that book, “Be more interested than interesting.”
Wouldn’t you agree?
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