Creating high-performance teams starts with each individual, including the team leaders and management.
Cross-functional collaboration is one of the most powerful tools in team productivity, and has proven to be most valuable in creating many different types of super-effective teams.
When we think of teams, we often think of sports. The success of any team is based on each team member’s strengths and contribution. And the fluidity of the plays is driven by the trust they have in every other player to know their assignment. Otherwise, you see communication breakdowns and the team performance suffers.
Try imagining your team as a music group. You’ve got a guitarist, a drummer, and a lead singer. Each of them has their individual talent and their “tool,” and each is a master of using that tool.
Individually, they can all create musical notes and beautiful sounds. But when you combine those talents and tools, that team collaboration creates magic. The sounds become layered and complement one another. The output is bigger and makes a different impact on the listener.
By : Kazuti