Communication between business silos is often cited as a key barrier to more effective cross-company collaboration. Indeed, in a recent survey by DayNovo Consulting 25% of respondents admitted to not knowing the existence of overlapping business teams, while 15% thought that their group represented the entire company.
Now a company in Washington State may have the perfect opportunity for an aspiring startup to break the mould. According to the BBC:
A former US intercontinental ballistic missile base - with a network of underground tunnels and silos, but no nuclear warheads - is on sale on eBay for $1.5m (£750,000, 1.06m euros).
Located in a remote corner of Washington state and still ringed by its original barbed-wire-topped fence, the 56-acre site is being marketed as a "gorgeous" property and potential resort.
Bari Hotchkiss, who bought the site ten years ago, see tremendous opportunity: "The only limit is imagination. We've always wanted to see it turn into a summer camp or as a secure company facility."
Three - 160' Tall Missile Silos
Three - 4 story Equipment Terminal Buildings
Two - 6 story Antenna Silos
One Air Intake/Filtration Building
One 100' diameter Control Dome Building
One 125' diameter Power Dome Building
One - 6 story Entry Portal Building
and a few other misc buildings and areas.
Has there ever been a better opportunity to establish effective, secure barriers between bickering teams? Or how about using the site for that new "stealth mode" startup, prior to its launch?
Interested parties (and they stress, only interested parties) should apply at www.themissilebase.com