Finally, you have reached your goal of being in the “C Suite,” CONGRATULATIONS! You have tons of questions and very few answers. Where do you turn, and who do you ask?
You’ve managed quite well up to now but for some reason this current project did not go the way you planned.
You gave your team the project with specific instructions, clearly articulated. You invited them to ask questions and you answered each and every one. You left the meetings feeling pretty good and proud of yourself!
AND, then, the project is due and each team presents their contribution. You look on in stunned silence because each presentation is a “stand alone” and does not fit into the overall project! You are thinking about all the time, energy, effort, and dollars used on this project and don’t see any way to recoup them.
At that moment you realize that your teams are working in “silos?” Neither team thought to confer with the others! Even though each is working on the same project, neither knows what the other is doing. It’s as if secrecy is the word of the day.
Your first thought, “Is it possible that I could have avoided this calamity?” Yes, it is! Read on for some answers.