siloed

adjective

si·​loed ˈsī-(ˌ)lōd How to pronounce siloed (audio)
: kept in isolation in a way that hinders communication and cooperation : separated or isolated in a silo (see silo entry 1 sense 3)
The top team at Mars [Inc.] was siloed and replete with unspoken agendas. Members did not see the benefit of working as a team; they were only concerned with the success of their own region.Howard M. Guttman
Occupy Wall Street brought previously siloed issues under a big tent and sowed the seeds of revolutionary change that have yet to bear fruit.Nick Espinosa

Examples of siloed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But multiple, siloed portals and processes can get confusing. John Milburn, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 For the last two years the councilmember has been calling on local, regional and state partners to create a regional interagency public safety task force because the current siloed approach isn’t addressing the problem. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2024 The whiplash shifts in a largely siloed organization demoralized and infuriated employees. Kenrick Cai, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The siloed nature of New York’s sprawling courts can leave guardianship judges in the dark about significant developments elsewhere in the legal system. Jake Pearson, ProPublica, 7 Mar. 2024 Everyone's in their own little siloed world on Friday, so the group chat is really nice to get everybody back to center or have everybody connect and check in. Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2024 Navigating the maze to reach audiences remains challenging for advertisers in a siloed media landscape. Amazon Ads, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 One common complaint from screenwriters is that their work is at the mercy of siloed decision-making, and a promising career can be derailed by one review — often from an intern, unqualified reader and increasingly an algorithm. Tatiana Siegel, Variety, 27 Feb. 2024 This diversity of perspectives can lead to the fusion of ideas, sparking innovation that may not have emerged within siloed teams. Kate Vitasek, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

2000, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of siloed was in 2000

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“Siloed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/siloed. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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