Breaking barriers to improve workplaces starts with shifting away from silo thinking.

Can you recall a time when you’ve been frustrated with another department in your organization, and you were told nothing can be done to solve the problem? Are leaders fighting about who is supposed to be responsible for something and blaming others when things don’t get done? The best solutions come from the people doing the work day in and day out. This episode focuses on breaking down barriers to improve workplaces. Learn how you can utilize your people to improve processes and systems that aren’t working.  

This episode addresses questions, such as: 

  • How do we shift away from a silo thinking mindset in our organizations? 
  • How can we solve problems that cross multiple departments within an organization? 
  • How can you improve business or functional processes within an organization?  
  • What is a Barriers Team? 

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