Not Quite Silos
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:
- 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.
Frameworks available in this series
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