Framework: RE017 – re017_download
1 - Primary or Horizontal Divisions
1 - Secondary or Vertical Divisions
Part of series: RE017 Relationship 017 – Not Quite Silos
Series Keywords: silo chart, information silos chart, information flow chart,
The frameworks in this series are useful in a few different ways. Information silos are towers of information with no capacity or inclination for sharing. These frameworks show silos in transition – either becoming silos or moving away from being silos. They are not fully integrated in terms of sharing.
Notice the information being conveyed in the series example:
There is only one download, which contains all four shapes with all their divisions. See the tutorial for more information about usage and formatting.
- The different shapes indicate where in the organization the largest concentrations of information are located
- The sections of the organization can be labeled to identify the different tiers, e.g., management, support, functional areas
- The semitransparent colors and border lines make it possible to effectively show where sharing (overlap) occurs: farther apart indicates less sharing and a lot of overlap indicates more sharing
- The different shapes can also indicate where the sharing happens instead of where the largest concentrations of information are located.