Transforming SILOS - Interactive

Transforming SILOS - Interactive

Seven Dimensions
Updated May 01, 2020

SILO cultures are closed and fragmented. Teams that share and care are happier. The Cutting Edge team learn to avoid becoming a closed fragmented culture and ensure caring, sharing and collaboration.

In honor of “Blue Moon Day” everyone wears blue and Marcus dons a blue carnival mask before his assembled team. Marcus explains that Blue Moon Day signifies a cohesive work culture and introduces the subject to SILOs explaining that the team needs to break out of its silo and learn to share. SILO for Marcus means ‘Stuck Inside a Limited Outlook’. Sanjay wants to know why being in a SILO is bad – ‘there’s no-one to bother you’. Marcus explains that being in a SILO means the team is fragmented and inwardly focused. Marcus wants collaboration and a unified talent development solution. He proposes a grid showcasing particular staff talents in the interests of improved collaboration amongst staff and a better allocation of resources. Carol proposes reversing SILO to OLIS: Opportunity to Listen and Invite people to Share.

Key Learning Points

  • Don't remain closed and stuck INSTEAD: Take time to build the team
  • Don't focus only on your needs INSTEAD: Listen and share
  • Don't work in fragmented groups INSTEAD: Develop talent and work together
  • Don't get defensive about change INSTEAD: Create a unified open culture

Comedy makes learning fun

This interactive course is part of the popular Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown starring Emmy-award winning Kim Estes. This powerful training series follows several characters as they battle challenges, negotiate conflicts and learn from mistakes about professionalism, leadership, communication and safety. This Australian produced series was filmed on location in Los Angeles.