Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. — Michael Jordan
A silo is something that divides us from others. It is a set of people that is disconnected from other parts of the organization.
A functioning organization has a purpose and a mission to achieve. When people – increasingly recognized as the lifeblood of an organization, more critical than physical resources, commercial assets, intellectual property and such — when people are divided, they lack a common focus and the intellectual, professional and personal empathy that allows them to act like a team.