The progress that any organisation makes depends on the team work and cooperation displayed by all the groups and individuals. Trust and communication are the keys to the organisation’s success.
Most of the organisations start making functional silos as they grow. Such silos start becoming watertight barriers with minimal communications and interactions. Unhealthy and unethical competition within and between silos adds to the communication woes.
Healthy and positive partnership between operations, maintenance, engineering and purchase groups will benefit all the groups on the long run the organisation as a whole.
The linked article makes a good reading in simple terms and is loaded with information.Please read and be enlightened.