What's in your silo?

Ed Keer edkeer at YAHOO.COM
Thu May 9 01:44:24 UTC 2002

Siloed in this use is quite big at my work. Everyone
complains about the siloed nature of our company.


--- "Douglas G. Wilson" <douglas at NB.NET> wrote:
> >Don't know if this will interest you, but my wife
> and I
> >just did a translation of an internal company
> document
> >from English into Chinese in which silo was used as
> >both an adjective and a verb.  The explanation for
> >the term was given to us as:
> >
> >Siloed: isolated in our own business units-not
> sharing
> >information and working together.
> I think the silo alluded to here probably contains
> an ICBM, presumably with
> an isolated crew underground.
> This is a variant of the "stovepipe" metaphor
> perhaps.
> -- Doug Wilson

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