How can silo mentality impact inter-departmental collaboration within an IVF unit?

Stringer, Christie (2019) How can silo mentality impact inter-departmental collaboration within an IVF unit? [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Within the 21st century, it has become increasingly important for organisations to work collaboratively if they are to meet societal goals and expectations. Successful collaboration is recognised as a necessity in providing effective patient care. Yet, working within silos can present many challenges including a breakdown in communication, co-operation and co-ordination with external parties. Silos can naturally appear, especially within organisations which adopt a functional structure where employees of separated on the basis of their professional background, skills and levels of expertise. The consequences of a silo mentality can lead to a lack of integration across all units, blocking information and knowledge sharing which damages the organisation’s ability to collaborate.

The field of IVF relies on highly skilled and competent individuals who often work within a functional organisation structure. However, in order to promote an optimal working environment, individuals must be able to engage in a high level of information exchange across all units if successful collaboration is to be achieved. This study presented in this paper will examine the contributing factors to silo mentality and the overall consequences of working within silos at individual, department, patient and organisation level.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Stringer, Christie
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2022 10:30
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2022 10:30

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