"Silos" are organizations' vertical structures-but the word has become synonymous with barriers to workplace effectiveness and connotes deep political infighting. Silos devastate organizations, kill productivity, push good people out the door, and jeopardize the achievement of corporate goals. They cause stress, exasperation, and disappointment by forcing employees to fight bloody, unwinnable battles with people who should be teammates.
Like his other fables, SILOS, POLITICS, & TURF WARS is fiction in realistic form, involving not one, but three organizations, all struggling to eliminate their silos and bridge a sense of alignment back in place.
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A Management Book that Reads Like a Novel
In comparison to the slough of management books on the shelfs of your local Borders, Patrick Lencioni's books are like a cool breeze on a hot day. Lencioni writes his management texts like fictional stories with well developed characters, a crisis or two, and a solution that leaves everyone happy in the end.
Silos follows the same pattern as the author's Five Dysfunctions of a team--a pattern that no other management book duplicates. By using a fictional story as a backdrop, Lencioni introduces well researched management theories that deal with management problems common in any organization comprised of more than one person.
In conclusion, if every business author wrote as well as Patrick Lencioni, managers might read more books and the workplace would likely be a better place to spend most of your waking hours.