Silos in a Family Business
How do you break down silos? How do you keep silos from becoming fortresses?
First, recognize and admit that silos exist in the family business. You can’t begin addressing how to eliminate them until you admit they are there. Then, begin exploring why the silos developed in the first place. Revisit the business family’s core values and realize that these core values are what will keep the family together and help eliminate the silos. In addition, commit to communicating with each other, and commit to open and honest evaluation as a family.
Too Often Forgotten
“Set your gaze on the path before you. With fixed purpose, looking straight ahead, ignore life’s distractions! Watch where you’re going! Stick to the path of truth, and the road will be safe and smooth before you. Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked for even a moment or take the detour that leads to darkness.”
Proverbs 4:25 – 27 The Passion Translation
“never drift off course from these two goals for your life: to walk in wisdom and to discover discernment. Don’t ever forget how they empower you. For they strengthen you inside and out and inspire you to do what’s right; you will be energized and refreshed by the healing they bring. They give you living hope to guide you, and not one of life’s tests will cause you to stumble.”
Proverbs 3: 21 – 23 The Passion Translation