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Building a High-Performance Team by Sarah Cook

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CHAPTER 7: CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAM WORKING

Increasingly, IT professionals need to work in cross-functional teams. In this chapter I outline:

•   The importance of cross-functional team working.

•   Why it is important to be aware of political influences in cross-functional teams.

•   How to produce a stakeholder map.

•   Diagnostic tools that you can use to make improvements in the way a cross-functional team is working.

•   The importance of reviewing team performance.

The importance of cross-functional team working

Increasingly in business today, individuals need to work in a wide range of functions. This is true of the IT department, who often provide a service to other parts of the organisation. The ‘business partner’ approach which many organisations ...

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