Organized, transparent, and flexible management is of the utmost importance when it comes to the success of a cross-functional team. As a team leader, you will quickly find that managing this type of team comes with complexities rarely found in a traditional team-management setting. However, if handled correctly, your team will reach new heights, breakthrough long-standing barriers, and accomplish goals that would otherwise be out of reach.
Some key ingredients to managing a cross-functional team
Excellent Communication: Without an organized strategy for excellent communication, your cross-functional team does not stand a chance.
Thorough Organization: To manage a team of this diversity and complexity, you’ll need a system for organizing deadlines, files, notes, data, research, and whatever else you bring to the project.
Clarity: When working with a cross-functional team, conflict and misunderstandings that result in a lack of accountability are common. You can prevent these situations by defining clear goals and expectations, not only for the team but on an individual level as well.
Individual Attention: Maintaining the morale of individual team players can easily fall by the wayside and this may result in the failure of the team. By giving each member attention, praise, and time, can make a big difference.
Strong Ties: Provide opportunities for your team members to get to know each other better, increase their trust in one another, and form strong ties that will contribute to the effectiveness of the team. Arrange social events outside the workplace and conduct a few outdoor team-building exercises.
Ken Kremsky is a determined leader who makes each and every employee feel like they're part of a team. He inspires people and motivates them by letting them know the importance of their work. He makes his employees understand how to close or bridge the performance gaps and generate profits.
About Ken Kremsky
Currently, Ken Kremsky is working as a consultant for a private equity firm in Pennsylvania. Here, he implements the new ERP accounting software and facilitates A2R process for the acquisition of the company. Regarding his education credentials, He pursued in Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University. Thereafter, he completed his Master of Business Administration in Finance from LaSalle University.