Non-Silo Mentality


Non-Silo Mentality

I am totally missed about writing something, not to write an email, life status, input forms or coding. I just want to write. Writing today is about being a silo person.

What is silo? and why do i need to bother?

So, i got a feedback that I have silo personality. Not one person said that, but four person said that (That’s hellova justifications. Thank God I am so open minded). All I know about I’m being silo is sometimes I don’t care about my environment and work in isolation and not talks about what I have in mind. Is that being a silo?

So I googled it. Found some articles about it.

An attitude found in some organisations that occurs when several departments or groups do not want to share information or knowledge with other individuals in the same company. A silo mentality reduces efficiency and can be a contributing factor to a failing corporate culture.

Oh okay. So that’s being a silo mentality. But i do share information and knowledge. Pretty much. And wow, it turns out silo is bad for business.

So how to fix this? How can i be open to any other person? What should i change?in fact, what do you want from me?

For the sake of being non-silo person (or you can say I am always trying to be a better me), I read much about it on the internet nowadays and I am trying to do it in my daily life. So here’s what I’ve found : Based on Forbes article The Silo Mentality: How To Break Down The Barriers

  1. Create unified vision. A unified leadership team will encourage trust, create empowerment, and break managers out of the “my department” mentality and into the “our organization” mentality.
  2. Work Towards Achieving a Common Goal. Once the leadership team has agreed to the over-arching unified vision of the organization, it is important that this team determines underlying root problems that may be causing the ripple effect of silos.(Let me run down all my root problems first. I know i have to start somewhere).
  3. Motivate and Incentivize. All of the tactics described within Motivation are designed to avoid the “it’s not my job” attitude and encourage input, team work, and most importantly — productivity. I’ll always glad to help anything so I never really feel “it’s not my job”.
  4. Execute and Measure. The leadership team must establish a time frame to complete the common goal, benchmarks for success and delegate specific tasks and objectives to other members of the management team. (I get it. Teamwork.)
  5. Collaborate and Create. The exchange of knowledge and the collaboration that will inevitably take place between teams is absolutely priceless. (Obvious! Win-win!).

Other article : How Do You Break Down Silos in the Workplace?

Actually, I think what i need to do is communicate more and asking so many questions. Also, I need to change it fast. Double also, this attitude is not positive for myself.

Because attitude is contagiousHow come i forget that.

About our fantastic guest author: Syarifah Riefandania is a Product Manager at FinAccel. She has an avid interest in leadership, marketing, and business. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or on her blog.

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