Information Silo

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A stack of data in a specific discipline without cross-talk with other disciplines, such that one discipline may not understand others when using their terminology
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Tillett: It's an opportunistic view, but what I see is a shift away from specialists and silo thinking, which is what dominated the 20th century, into a place where design professionals will be informed generalists to think holistically about each problem.
"Silo thinking is not only unadvisable, but also wouldn't work.
The world may well be getting more expertise-friendly, but in this industry of ours, cross- discipline capability is far more valuable today than silo thinking, which means that a creative suit, or a business-minded planner, or even a sales-oriented creative are all far more worthy than their narrow-minded, pony-tailed, hirsute or cravated, restricted and closed-off equivalent could ever be.
Title: Disciplined Collaboration Writer: Emmanuel Gobillot Publisher: Urbane Publications Price: PS12.99 It is a regular gripe in conversations with numerous business leaders in larger companies about the negative effects of 'silos' and 'silo thinking' within their businesses.
Bold statements such as '"silo thinking' is a rational response to the definition of success," and "centralization versus decentralization is a false debate" are backed up with their explanations.
We are still ruled by silo thinking in departments at all levels of government and in our own agencies which leads to "disintegrated" policy responses which generate increased costs and loss to well-being in the long term.
Targeted rotation challenges silo thinking; it helped us all focus on the "greater good" for the entire organization.
The departmentalized medical staff also fosters silo thinking within traditional hospital operational structures.
Silo thinking and tunnel vision are problems in the economic, social, ecological and political realms.
Too often, businesses fail to recognize ERs because of barriers such as over-reliance on rules and procedures, silo thinking, decentralization and a natural tendency to explain away problematic evidence.