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2 Building a cross-functional team

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Teams are made up of a range of people, each with the right skills for a particular part of the team’s task. They may be drawn from different parts of your organisation, or they may come from a number of separate organisations. Teams such as this are often called ‘cross-functional teams’.

It’s your job to bring the group of people together and form them into an effective team which operates as one to achieve the task you have been set. Unsurprisingly, this can sometimes be tricky. However, there are a number of rules which, if followed, can make team building much easier and more likely to succeed. This chapter ...

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