Increase collaboration, tear down organizational silos, and mitigate turf wars to increase productivity, efficiency, and innovation.
We live in a world of vast collaborative potential. Yet, when times are tough, our natural tendency is to hunker down. All too often, we focus on what divides us.
Battle lines are drawn. Organizational silos get taller. Worldviews shrink, attitudes narrow, and positions tighten. Without meaning to, we find ourselves separated by the natural boundaries of most organizations.
Boundary Spanning Leadership Enables Breaking Down Silos
By definition, boundary spanning is when leaders can work with a wide variety of others of differing positions, backgrounds, and locations. The most effective leaders are successful at spanning 5 common organizational boundaries, whether among peers (horizontal boundaries); between levels of the org chart (vertical boundaries); with external groups like customers or the supply chain (stakeholder boundaries); across age, gender, culture, ideology, etc. (demographic boundaries); and across locations (geographic boundaries). That’s why boundary spanning is the key to breaking down silos at your organization and pushing it forward into the future.
To transform these borders into innovative frontiers in today’s global, multi-stakeholder organizations, focus on the following on boundary spanning practices:
By attending this program, participants will:
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