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.
In this weekly updated topic we will share some actionable tips you can apply to bring your organization on a new levels.
Along with all the resources that we will be sharing from our side, let’s also hear out some success stories of cross-functional teams! What do you think?
Bring it up! Big and small stories and your best practices, when different teams came together to work of something amazing.
Ready to share your story? We’re eager to learn:
- Who you are and what you and your team are doing.
- Any recent example of when a few different departments set together to work on something awesome.
- What is in your opinion the key in successful team collaboration.
- How do you use Gmelius to help your teams collaborate.
- What other tools help you manage cross team projects.
- How can the community find you? Share your link and/or social media profiles.
- Anything else you would love to add
What should you expect from us?
- Every month we will be featuring the most interesting stories in our monthly newsletter (90k+ readers)!
- Every week we will be sharing your stories and mention your companies across our social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)!
- Every day hundreds of members of our growing community will learn about you and your business!
- We might also invite you to one of our webinars!
We are looking forward to hearing your stories! And hoping you are as excited as we are! Have any questions? Feel free to ping @Lina , your Community Manager.
As promised, 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.