Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dot-to-dot thinking

President Obama has commented that the "counterterrorism community" as a whole failed "to connect the dots of intelligence" that would have prevented Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from boarding a plane to Detroit on Christmas Day.

"Connecting the dots" may well become the newest catch phrase, right along with "design thinking."

SmartBrief recently conducted a poll, which asked, "In your organization, what prevents people from 'connecting the dots' with important information?

Here are the results and commentary from a research consultant:

  • Corporate silos blocking information flow 33.46%

  • Unwillingness to speak truth to power 25.24%

  • No direct responsibility/'not my problem' attitude 19.94%

  • Poor listening/unwillingness to hear bad news 11.28%

  • Political correctness 6.12%

  • Paucity of information 3.96%"

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