Forge alliances with other departments that are critical to your success.  A starting point might be to ask for a tour of the other departments or hold a “show and tell” session where the various departments share their “work-in-progress”.

 So what?

65% of organizations experience major interdepartmental communication problems.  People who effectively work across organizational boundaries increase the probability of their department’s and organization’s success because they are able to limit misunderstandings and encourage cooperative problem-solving.