Building Effective Cross-Functional Teams – Part 1
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Why Do You Need to Learn About Teams?
Everyone working in innovation knows that cross-functional teams lead to more successful new product launches. Yet, most of struggle with how to actually implement a cross-functional team. After all, engineers speak a different language than marketers, and the finance folks seem to have very different goals than the legal representatives on the team. How can a cross-functional team really work for new product development (NPD)?
Building an effective cross-functional NPD team is a process. You can’t just throw together a group of people from different departments, give them deadline, and except magic to happen. Productive teams are nurtured through a growth process, starting with team member self-awareness. Then teams mature through self-management and relationship awareness. Finally, team members become effective by creating habits and processes that support cohesiveness yielding successful innovation outcomes.
In this Q&A Webinar (Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 12:00 noon CST), we’ll walk through Steps 1 and 2 of Building an Effective Cross-Functional NPD Team:
- Team member self-awareness (based on the Everything DiSC® Workplace Assessment)
- Managing team behaviors (based on the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team® Personal and Team Profiles)
You’ll be automatically registered for Part 2 of Building an Effective Cross-Functional Team Q&A Webinar. In the follow-up webinar (Wednesday, 4 December 2019 at 12:00 noon CST), we’ll cover Steps 3 through 5.
- Innovation team processes (based on the Team Dimensions Profile)
- Ensuring strategic alignment (based on Situational Team Leadership)
- Working with dispersed teams (based on Virtual Team Model)
Register now for this free Q&A Webinar and learn how to improve the structure and outcomes of multi-disciplinary innovation teams. You will receive a confirmation email and webinar login instructions 24-48 hours before the Q&A Webinar. The Q&A Webinar is 60 minutes long and registration closes the day before. Everyone who attends the webinar will receive a complimentary Everything DiSC Workplace Assessment or a Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Personal Profile.
If you have questions about the Q&A Webinars on Building a Cross-Functional NPD Team, please give me a call at 281-280-8717 or email at info@Simple-PDH.com. This webinar is sponsored by Global NP Solutions, an Authorized Partner with Jill Hickman Companies.