Transforming SILOS - Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series

Transforming SILOS - Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series

Seven Dimensions
Updated May 27, 2024
Course Description

In honor of “Blue Moon Day”, everyone wears blue and Marcus dons a blue carnival mask before his assembled team. Marcus explains that Blue Moon Day signifies a cohesive work culture, and introduces the subject to SILOs, explaining that the team needs to break out of its silo and learn to share. SILO for Marcus means ‘Stuck Inside a Limited Outlook’. Sanjay wants to know why being in a SILO is bad – ‘there’s no-one to bother you’. Marcus explains that being in a SILO means the team is fragmented and inwardly focused. Marcus wants collaboration and a unified talent development solution. He proposes a grid showcasing particular staff talents, in the interests of improved collaboration amongst staff and a better allocation of resources. Carol proposes reversing SILO to OLIS: Opportunity to Listen and Invite people to Share.


Key Learning Points

SILO cultures are closed and fragmented. Teams that share and care are happier.



  • Don't remain closed and stuck
    INSTEAD: Take time to build the team
  • Don't focus only on your needs
    INSTEAD: Listen and share
  • Don't work in fragmented groups
    INSTEAD: Develop talent and work together
  • Don't get defensive about change
  • INSTEAD: Create a unified open culture



  • S – Stuck
  • I – Inside
  • L – Limited
  • O – Outlook



  • O – Opportunity
  • L – Listen
  • I - Invite
  • S – Share


Comedy makes learning fun

This course is part of the Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series, created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown, starring Emmy-award winning Kim Estes. A powerful training series covering topics every workplace needs to address. Short, sharp and funny with simple messages and skills for everyone.

Cutting Edge Communication follows several characters through a landscape of social faux pas, insult and embarrassment. This series will amaze and enter-train, covering important lessons in human interaction, motivation, leadership, service, unprofessional behavior, apologizing, negotiating, stress, difficult people among many other workplace hot button issues.

Everyone will laugh and learn with these short episodes that highlight dos and don'ts. This Australian produced series was filmed on location in Los Angeles.