It can be complicated to work on a cross functional team, given people's different backgrounds, mindsets, and expectations. But it's also a great networking and professional growth opportunity. Here's how to ensure the experience is positive.
- More and more these days you're likely to be…working on a cross-functional team…made up of people from different departments…across your organization.…That's helpful and efficient because the truth is…it's hard to implement long-lasting change…if only one department is on board.…You really need to collaborate.…But these teams can sometimes be vexing.…People come to them with different backgrounds,…mindsets, and expectations.…So unless you're careful, it's easy to misunderstand…each other and sometimes you can rub…each other the wrong way.…Here are three strategies to ensure…that your experience working on a cross-functional team is…positive and a good networking…and professional growth opportunity…rather than a burden.…
First, it's important to get to know…your team members personally, not just as a group.…Try to carve out one on one time…whether it's coffees, lunches,…or a walk outside after one of your meetings.…The more of a human connection you have to them,…the harder it is for them to treat you like an obstacle…
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