Breaking down silos

Starting small, getting commitment from senior leadership and involving entire organization critical to changing culture
By Merril Mascarenhas
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/24/2014

Changing an organization’s culture isn’t easy, and getting different leaders, departments and managers all on the same page can be like herding cats. But a good starting point is to examine the current culture to identify which elements should be retained — and which need to change.

Let’s use the example of an organization Arcus Consulting Group recently dealt with that wanted to break down silos within the company. There are four key strategic imperatives that helped accomplish this:

Connected strategy: A business and HR strategy that is more connected with the market environment and reflective of stakeholder and customer needs.