The Silo Room
at Track One
(corner of Chestnut and 4th Ave South, Nashville TN)
June 5th and 6th 2015
6pm to 9pm
Silo- A system, process, department, etc. that operates in isolation from others:
it’s vital that team members step out of their silos and start working together
[AS MODIFIER]: we have made significant strides in breaking down that silo mentality
The idea is that each department in an organization -- sales, design, manufacturing, customer service, order fulfillment, technical support, etc. (artist) -- is an independent vertical structure that is self-contained and independent from the others. You work in your own silo, communicate with people inside the silo (there are no windows, so you don’t even see anyone else), and have as little contact as possible with people in other silos.
A more efficient organization (artist) connects those silos (departments (artist)) laterally into a cohesive structure in which people know the function, contribution and importance of all the other silos and the people working in them.
It is very likely that businesses (artist) whose operations are organized around silos are characterized by high redundancy of functionality and data contained in various islands of automation and islands of data.