“The Silo Effect”

Book Review

Gillian Tett, a journalist and senior editor with the Financial Times, has come up with an examination of how our tendency to create silos hinders our work.

Book-Review-Silo-EffectHer book, “The Silo Effect” asks: Why do humans working in modern institutions collectively act in ways that sometimes seem stupid? Why do normally clever people fail to see risks and opportunities that later seem blindingly obvious?

Tett uses her experience reporting on the financial crisis in 2008 and shares eight different tales of the silo syndrome, including City Hall in New York, the Bank of England in London, Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, UBS in Switzerland, Facebook in San Francisco, Sony in Tokyo, the BlueMountain hedge fund, and the Chicago Police Department.

With ideas about how to organize office spaces and lead teams of people with different expertise, Tett explains how people organize themselves and interact with each other.

“The Silo Effect” is available on www.800ceoread.com for $22.40

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