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Think One Team, 2nd Edition by Graham Winter

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leading collaborative change

the new core capability for every leader

Take a moment to consider this question:

Are there any major initiatives in your organisation that don’t require people to collaborate and co-create across the traditional boundaries between business units, levels of hiera rchy, locations and stakeholders?

The answer, as is the case in the vast majority of organisations, is almost certainly a resounding ‘no’.

One further question:

Have any change initiatives underachieved or failed because silo behaviour has restricted or even prevented the essential cross-boundary collaboration and teamwork?

If the answer is ‘yes’, it’s important to take a look at the change management approaches in use and the capability of leaders to take ownership of leading the change.

At a time when every organisation is continually adapting to shifts in technology, markets and financial demands, these silo-based practices must be minimised if people are to successfully collaborate across the traditional boundaries to create solutions and new approaches.

how to minimise the silo effect during change initiatives

The key to minimising the silo effect is to equip and support the business unit leaders who are at the frontline of driving change across the organisation.

It’s ironic that leaders today have probably never had more access to information and tools, but the harsh reality is that they remain ill equipped or unsupported to garner the collaboration that’s so essential. There are ...

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