In many modern organizations, the right hand doesn’t always know what the left hand is doing.
Marketing is … crafting messages?
Sales is … building relationships?
HR is … handling benefits?
With each department so fervently focused on its own objectives, we often have a rather limited view of what our co-workers are working on. As a result, the whole doesn’t always end up being greater than the sum of its parts.
It’s not necessarily a lack of desire on our colleagues’ part. Most people want to be engaged with their work in a more meaningful way. Unfortunately, only about one-third (31.5 percent) of employees in the U.S. say they feel connected with their company’s mission.