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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