ABSTRACT

Silo inflammation is a well-known disease in many management teams. Silo inflammation is best recognized by the fact that between meetings the members of the management team potter around in their own silos and focus on issues concerning their own teams. The inflammation causes vanishing interest in dealing with colleagues. Also, common issues in the management team look distant. Silo inflammation spreads very easily and if left untreated, it will infect the entire organization by causing people to isolate themselves in their silos, avoiding distracting initiatives to cooperate with other departments or business units. In the management team silo inflammation manifests itself in the duration of focus on action for the common good, which scarcely lasts the time of a standard meeting. Infected patients can put up with the others in the same room for only a few hours a month. In between the meetings the inflammation will surely keep the members apart.