THWACK July Mission 2023 - Day 15 Poll


  • I can read that question 2 ways - how important is it OR how important is it taken as? Collaboration is extremely important however, many organizations still have little to no collaboration. I've worked with so many (personally and as a consultant) that have people in "primary" roles that allow for "silos" and the indivicuals only consider their area and not the others involved.

  • It is very important if you want to succeed! #JustMy2¢.

  • To misquote the MythBusters: I reject your solution and substitute my own!  

    And now you have multiple software and teams trying to do the same thing. THat always goes well, and never causes any issues... cough cough

    Collaboration is a good thing, along with communication and simply working with other teams to ensure their successes. This is, of course, on top of everything else that they and you do. Grinning

    Silos and solution sprawl are bad. But on the other side, so is granting everyone admin rights to 'everything' so they can help. Neither extreme is healthy. 

    Wow - that was much more than I intended to say. 

    Have a good weekend. 

  • Whithout collaoration most policies, most goals and most departments will fail in their attempt to make a difference!

  • "CRITICAL to every success" is the only answer!

    Silos of information, as we have seen pointed out in this forum and broadly practiced in all areas of businesses, only hamper growth efforts.  Concealing or hiding information to oneself defeats EVERY business growth model of an organization.  When we listen, eventually we learn of have something of value to be learned by our peers which will enable work-flow processes to enable growth.

    For years, it seems in my mind, I argued with diligence that IT (Integrated Technology) as a whole is an extension and owner of greater responsibility than many would ever understand or comprehend.  At this time, right of "pandemic" events, we see that IT is the central point of granting, monitoring, mending, and providing access to critical business information in accordance with distinct and deliberate parameters of company policy.  Cross-functional collaboration within businesses pulls back the curtain of "mystery of IT" in regards to roles and responsibilities (RBAC) which define Privileged Access Management, Asset Management (hardware, connectivity, software, DATA, etc.), and ensuring the integrity and isolation of information to, again, well-defined company policy within an organization structure.  Once the "unknown" is revealed, other "departments" of roles and responsibilities may explore how to extend trust into their departments, thus enabling trust in themselves and their work efforts.

    Frequent collaboration efforts help reveal to each required member of a "cross-functional" meeting the critical focus of an organization as defined by business work-flow, intent, and purpose.  This opportunity opens the eyes to the departmental contributions each provides enabling growth and successes within the entire organization.  As these contributions and successes are recognized, departmental growth occurs and flourishes.

    In the whole of an organization, when this success is recognized internally, successes are recognized then at an organizational level from external investors (customers) and organizational competition.