Personal Conflict Between Department
When department heads aren't speaking to each
other, it makes it very difficult for others below them to communicate
Communication Can Be Time Consuming
When the pressure for speed and productivity is
high, employees don't bother to take the time to share important information.
Communication is Not Part of Standard
Documented procedures often leave out the
critically important step of communicating with other departments.
It is difficult for departments to communicate
effectively with each other when they are located on different floors or
Most organizations have their warring Hatfields
and McCoys. In manufacturing, it's typically Sales versus Production. In
publishing, it's Editorial versus Sales. In Education, it's teachers versus the
administration. Each side stereotypes the other as being insensitive to the
needs of other departments and customers.