Why lie low in silos?

Most who work have long been urged by their bosses to collaborate with others, especially those within one's organisation who are not one's immediate colleagues. Yet, self-interest and self-preservation have cemented what British journalist Gillian Tett calls The Silo Effect.

Join senior writer Cheong Suk-Wai at this month's Big Read Meet to ponder the points highlighted in Tett's book.

The gathering is at 6.30pm on Dec 30 in the Central Public Library at Basement 1, National Library Board headquarters, 100 Victoria Street.

Sign up at any NLB e-Kiosk or click on www.nlb.gov.sg/ golibrary, look for The Big Read Meet and follow the steps there.

If you cannot make it but want to share your views on The Silo Effect, e-mail your thoughts in no more than 100 words to suk@sph.com.sg. We will publish the best contributions on The Big Read page.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 13, 2015, with the headline 'Why lie low in silos?'. Print Edition | Subscribe