Ducks in a Row: Beating Isolation

Ducks in a Row: Beating Isolation

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/glenbowman/208097410/Isolation is the best way to create a culture that doesn’t work, whether the isolation is directed or benign.

It can be group isolation or individual, but the result is the same—silos.

I discussed some of this a few years ago when I talked about smashing silos, but the need to remind people keeps popping up.

If you believe your culture is enough to prevent isolation because you have talked about it and said it was bad then I guarantee your reality check, assuming you do one, will bounce higher than a kite.

Talking isn’t enough; it’s akin to telling your cat/dog to stay off the sofa while you’re at work.

Beating isolation in all its evil forms requires constant and active vigilance.

Flickr image credit: Glen Bowman

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