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Breaking Down Silos, Part 1: The Consequences Of Working In Isolation

By Rian van der Merwe

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…

— John Donne

If you’ve ever worked at a company of any size, you’ve experienced it. Isolation. That feeling of being utterly alone in what you do.

Some people love it: the determination that comes from being a lone ranger, boldly going where no one has gone before. Others hate it: the despair that comes from slaving over a design only to see it disappear down a black hole of development, whereupon it emerges onto a website months later, unrecognizable from the pixels you put on the page with such painful precision.

Image credit: Ibrahim Iujaz1

These are the perils ...

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