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Silos Are Built for a Reason

Greg Lowe:

In a typical large enterprise, there are competitions for resources and success, competing priorities and lots of irrelevant activities that are happening that can become distractions from accomplishing the goals of the teams.

Another reason silos are built has to do with affiliation. This is by choice, not by edict. By building groups where you share a shared set of goals, you effectively have an area of focus with a group of people interested in the same area and/or outcome.

There are many more reasons and impacts of why silos are built, but I simply wanted to establish that silos are built for a purpose with legitimate business needs in mind.

Legitimate? Maybe. Productive? I don’t really think so.

Original title and link: Silos Are Built for a Reason (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://greg2dot0.com/2012/06/04/breaking-down-silos/