Thursday, March 3, 2011

The thoughts of Pat

Well-informed networks are keeping me in touch with the thoughts of Pat Younge, BBC Vision's Chief Creative Officer and First Lord of the Acronyms, DQF and Bar. Sorry, that should read "and overall leader of the Delivering Quality First workstreams".

"We could and should do more to transcend silos across the organisation". This is an interesting new construction from our Pat.   Normal management consultancy-speak would talk about the need to "break down silos", (not, of course, grain stores, but vertically-constructed elements of a business that can't or won't exchange information with other units in the organisation). I think Pat is using "transcend" in the sense of "rising above", or the more common "transcending borders".  It does, however, suggest that the silos can stay, which is the problem in the first place. Or am I taking him too seriously ?

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