How to make cross-functional teams work on the same goal
Friday, May 12, 2023
Nowadays, we hear that one of the conditions for companies to become nimble and build products effectively is collaboration. To build the right things correctly, we need cross-functional teams working together to achieve the same goal.
Easy to say, hard to implement? Right?
I observe that building diverse teams is quite often a weak point during strategy implementation.
So, how to make it work?
It is not enough to just tell people from different departments like customer service, marketing, operations and development: please, come and work together. They have different ways of working, habits, functional leads, and even tools they use for task planning. A leader’s facilitation is crucial. But how exactly do we make it work?
I will share some case studies from my experience of what works and what does not when I organize cross-functional teams to make them work towards the same goal.
Only real practical examples from my experience of building cross-functional teams!