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How to Improve Cross-Functional Collaboration and Trust

February 24, 2022

Many business leaders see cross-functional collaboration as the key to innovation and optimal business performance. Organizations with...

How to Explain Your Lean Culture to a New Hire

February 18, 2022

I was chatting with a colleague about customer success in enterprise software companies and the conversation turned to the onboarding...

How Cross-functional Training Maximizes Employee Value

July 6, 2021

The traditional siloed approach to business operations where everyone stays in their "lane" is giving way to a more cooperative,...

11 Reasons to Use Cross-Functional Teams

October 8, 2020

Organizations turn to cross-functional teams for a variety of reasons. Almost everyone can agree that this type of collaboration is...

How to Keep a Remote Workforce Engaged in Improvement

April 6, 2020

Before I start this post on how to keep a workforce that has suddenly moved to a remote model due to the coronavirus engaged and motivated,...

7 Simple Tips for Building Cross Functional Teams

August 3, 2016

Last year, research by the Harvard Business Review found that 75% of cross-functional teams are dysfunctional, meaning that “They fail on...

6 Reasons Why Your Cross Functional Teams Need Software to Collaborate

June 1, 2016

In most organizations, the most challenging problems are those that span multiple teams, departments, or divisions. For example, many...

Catchball: An Essential Practice for Flat Organizations

November 24, 2015

A flat organizational structure with few or no levels of middle management can be extremely conducive to innovation and improvement....

How I Learned the Habit of Exceptional Cross Functional Teams

February 11, 2020

When I was 22 and just starting my career, I was the administrative assistant to the President of a software company. One of my...