In the modern working environment, communication is the boss. Having a team that is able to communicate effectively, whilst also having the skills and knowledge to work on a task from start to finish is incredibly valuable to the success of businesses in today’s professional scene. This type of team is defined as a cross-functional team; i.e. a team that is made up of a group of people who each have an individual specialty and also a range of shared essential skills.

Essential skills of cross-functional teams

I-shape vs T-shape skill base

Challenges of having and forming a cross-functional team

Example of a cross-functional team