Contemporary organisations are still seen and treated as merely collections of silos and as a result the biggest mistake top managers and business owners can do is to manage the silos and not the business.
We have experts in Marketing, Logistics, Sales, HR, etc. but there is rarely anyone who understands that the components are not independent but in fact they are in dynamic relations and that it is the relations between them that produce effects.
We have to complement the analytical approach with something which enables us to see the big picture of business i.e. its context, stakeholders, purpose, external environment, network of business functions and so forth. In other words, we need to look at the business from holistic perspective. We need to see it as a system.
Before you bring the experts in, you may want to speak with someone who can see the business as a whole, someone who can integrate the experts’ advice into your business.