Desilonisation Program

How it works

By far the best way to understand the Desilonisation Program and how it can help you is to click here and you will receive a short paper that details the approach. It shows why the Program draws heavily on appreciative inquiry and positive psychology. It shows why we use peer-to-peer development, get people storytelling and asking each other questions. It shows how we measure and monitor the success of the Program, then review it and follow up three months after the last module to review the Group's progress. It also gives an outline of the most popular 18 modules.

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What Desilonisation does

The Desilonisation Program gets people out of silos and collaborating across the organisation. It's the Program when you are sick of silos, separation, slowness and small-thinking.

Before desilonisation

The behaviour of people before desilonisation:

  • Angry
  • Exasperated
  • Frustrated
  • Involved in petty politics
  • Lacked passion
  • Stressed

Characteristics of organisations before desilonisation:

  • Inwardly focused on position, power and privilege
  • Customers get partial solutions because units would not work together
  • Waste is an issue because of duplicated effort and things falling between the cracks
  • Managers defend their power and hoard resources from others who should be on the same team
  • Communication is poor
  • Innovation dies
  • Slowness is a major issue because of delays, rules, barriers, and bottlenecks.

After desilonisation

The behaviour of people after desilonisation:

  • Trusting
  • Understanding
  • Collaborative
  • Honest
  • Energetic.

Characteristics of organisations after desilonisation:

  • Speed increases so far more gets done
  • Innovation and buzz lead to new ideas and future development
  • Customers get a seamless service as all the units work together to satisfy their needs
  • Staff turnover is low and people are keen to join
  • People care about each other and about the organisation.

Client comments

This Program has been run within the Ministry of Justice, Statistics New Zealand, several parts of Child, Youth and Family and The Correspondence School. Comments from Desilonisation Program clients.

Product support

This product has been developed and is supported by Bruce Holland with help where required from other members of the Virtual Group Business Specialists. Bruce is an organisational architect, Wellington, nationally and internationally. He specialises in public sector and in other large private sector organisations.


All work undertaken by Bruce Holland is guaranteed. If at the end of the program the client doesn't feel that they have received value for money, they may adjust the bill and pay an amount equal to the value they feel they received.

For more information about how you can use the Desilonisation Program to get your people out of silos call

Bruce Holland
Phone +6421 620456

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