JOB FUNCTION BIGOTS
Don't ya just hate people who think their field is the key one in the whole company? And that your's is second rate? A person like that can't run a company because she alienates everyone except her one pet department.
People are so sick of job function bigotry that you can get them to like you simply by showing some interest in what they do.
Org design can help stop the problem. Decentralized business/P&L responsibility prevents the development of large, monolithic functional empires which are JFB's primary breeding ground.
Cross-functional teams are also good.
As always, diversity consciousness is the key to success.
via Photon Courier