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IMIN Network Event

November 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

Silos, Fiefdoms, and Stovepipes:  Breaking Through Barriers to Organizational Alignment

Silos, Fiefdoms, and Stovepipes are metaphors for the organizational dysfunction of misalignment.  Without continual culture cultivation, enterprise alignment is neither possible or sustainable.  The problem is pervasive.  Research finds:

  • 29% of employees can correctly identify their company’s strategy from six choices.
  • 62% of employers say that managers spend insufficient time helping employees set goals.
  • While 84% of managers say they can rely on their boss and direct reports most of the time, only 9% say they can rely on colleagues in other functions and units.

For all of the books, blogs, and briefs published on the topic in the past 40 years, a University of Louisville study concluded, in 2015, that there is no clear consensus on what organizational alignment really means.  And not surprisingly, there is no consistent and reliable way of measuring it.  Maybe this is why so many organizations have silos, and most find it easier to accept it as a fact of business instead of finding a better way to work together.  It does not have to be this way.  We can do better!

Join us on November 20th, when Steve Ghera will facilitate a collaborative session to help us clarify the problem, define the future state, and identify barriers to enterprise alignment.  Using a combination of live polling, quick break-out sessions, and audience experience/knowledge, participants will gain an understanding of where the real problem lies, barriers to change, and some of the key steps that must be taken to improve enterprise alignment.  Steve will share contemporary methodologies and invite the audience to scrutinize them.  He will also outline his approach to organizational transformation which begins with alignment and building a management system to sustain it.


7:30am – Networking
8:00am – 10:00am – Program

About the Presenter

Steve Ghera is an Operational Excellence Coach and Master Black Belt with over a decade of experience improving systems, coaching leaders, and facilitating organizational transformations.

The IMIN Network provides a forum to collaborate with others to exchange knowledge and experiences. Each month highlights a different topic on continuous improvemnt to help you create your competitive futures.

Learn how the IMIN Network is serving the Midwest at imin.network.

Stay tuned for the 2019 IMIN Network Meeting schedule!


Cost: $0

Sponsor: IMIN Network, IMEC, Vermilion Advantage,  Danville Area Community College, Watchfire Signs, Trigard

Presenter: Steve Ghera

Contact Name: Emily Lee

Contact Phone: 309-677-4633

Contact Email: elee@imec.org


November 20, 2018
7:30 am - 10:00 am
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Danville Area Community College
2000 East Main St
Danville, IL 61832
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