Silo Demolition: The End of Traditional Project Roles
Breaking Down Organizational Silos Requires Adaptive Leadership
As many companies grow in size and scope, they tend to fall into a structure based on business silos – derived from the containers farmers use to store and separate their grains. This silo mentality allowed organizations to establish distinction between job roles and department functions.
However, work today has changed so fundamentally because of technology, economic volatility, and globalization, that organizations are becoming flatter and more agile.This movement toward breaking down silos has changed traditional project roles. Whereas in the past, project workers focused on executing specific tasks and following marching orders, in today’s collaborative environment, job titles don’t necessarily dictate an individual’s ability to lead or make strategic contributions to projects.
Silo Demolition: The End of Traditional Project Roles discusses:
- How silos present challenges and barriers to getting work done
- The importance of stretching your network and leveraging relationships to facilitate progress
- Why cultural alignment and understanding the external environment are critical to successful execution
As business complexity grows, organizations must nurture relationships across silos to discover better solutions to new, emerging problems. Breaking down these organizational barriers is an essential step in broadening networks and empowering adaptive leaders.