According to an increasingly popular business magazine, white collar workers rarely – if ever – actually get inside a silo and do any work. Underground business magazine The Jargon Wanker has revealed that working in a silo would be too dark, dusty, and physically demanding for the average office worker.
This revelation flies in the face of numerous companies claiming that their white collar brigades work daily in silos. While they were unable to pinpoint the origin of the term, The Jargon Wanker defined working in a silo as “a supposedly trendy way of saying that departments within an organisation are not sharing information or, in that other terrible piece of jargon, they are not collaborating effectively”.
The article went on to describe how working conditions in a silo would “struggle to meet the OHS requirements of the average office space, where even a minor adjustment in air temperature can cause widespread complaints and relatively absurd levels of conflict. Considering that silos are traditionally used to house things like grain, coal, woodchips, and animal feed, most office workers wouldn’t last five minutes in there before going to HR to complain about the conditions.”