Slack's internal share of public channel messaging is a whopping 70 per cent. I don't recall seeing a company with this high level of communication transparency. Usually, when I join a company as a leader I find the public channel messaging hovers anywhere between 10-30% of the total messaging volume. Could it be one of the reasons so many of us set the wrong Slack transparency culture across the startups is that Slack channel statistics is a mere afterthought for them? This becomes a huge hurdle as teams grow and taking corrective action is near impossible with the statistics slack provides out-of-the-box.
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Silos are the byproducts of growth and specialization inside a company. Silos are basically teams (not people but organizational structures) that have distanced themselves from each other and possess information that the other teams don't. In a silo, employees will have less of a relationship with the company. Instead, they are loyal to their silo and its objectives. They will learn to gradually care less and less about the company as a whole. They do not work in the company. They work in the silo. And the company is what causes problems for the silo.