How do you stay on top of the game? Look at some of the world’s top companies like Google, Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon. What do they have in common? They are big on collaboration and have adopted in varying degrees the establishment of cross-functional and culturally diverse teams. Evidently, they are now reaping the benefits.
Cross-functional collaboration brings people with varying knowledge, experience, background, and expertise to work on projects together. It fosters innovation, team spirit, and understanding of each other’s strengths. It breaks stereotypes and pushes people to new realms of thoughts as they get exposed to new ideas. Team members get opportunities to learn new skills and be in leadership roles. All this translates to improved performance and the creation of innovative products and services for the organisation.
Also, given the increasingly complex nature of tasks in today’s workplace, you most certainly will need a team composed of different professionals to successfully deliver projects to completion.
How do you successfully manage a cross-functional and culturally diverse team then? You need to ensure that team members are highly motivated and open-minded; you need to set clear priorities and an effective communication system. You also need a strategy for resolving conflicts.
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