Cross team collaboration is a method that many businesses are embracing. Even though it’s a relatively new concept, it has a wide range of benefits that position it as a key element in the Future of Work.
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Here are some tips on how to establish a cross-functional communication framework:
While cross-functional collaboration has many advantages, it heavily relies on efficient communication.
When collaborating with multiple teams it’s typical to report to and receive information from multiple team members. That’s why it’s crucial to:
Develop a communication plan
Make sure every team member knows whom to talk to and which communication tools to use. This will clarify the reporting relationships, streamline information sharing and establish who has final decision-making authority.
Establish clear goals
Developing a shared set of goals will help keep everyone focused and aligned. Creating shared goals also helps build a sense of community which is the first step toward building a strong foundation of trust.
Effective communication and productive cross-functional collaboration would be difficult without trust. Team leaders need to demonstrate their credibility and reliability. Having an open-door policy will also encourage open communication and feedback which are the foundation of trust.