Silos and turf wars can cost your organization precious time and money. But the effects can be compounded even more when departments are at odds with one another and lack the proper tools to adapt to a fast-paced, ever-changing workplace. Output then gets delayed because departments refuse to collaborate, and employees feel isolated by a departmental identity that doesn’t fit into the company’s larger mission.
To experience sustained success, companies must adopt a unified mission that permeates throughout the entire organization. Of course, many experts agree breaking down silos starts at the top. But moving past the communication barriers can also be a challenging and time-consuming experience. Here are five proven steps your organization should take to effectively and efficiently unify its entire workforce.