Cross-Functional Teams: Reasons for Failure

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Carlo Scodanibbio
Management Consultant, South Africa

Cross-Functional Teams: Reasons for Failure

Of course teams - including cross-functional teams - may fail: not achieving the set targets - or not efficiently, in terms of time/resources utilised - and, most critical, with members ending the team meeting dissatisfied, or frustrated, or convinced that it was a(nother) pure waste of time.
What are, to your opinion, the 3 most critical factors influencing the outcome (success/failure) of specifically cross-functional teams?

  Ferdinand Santos

Why Cross Functional Teams Fail?

- Good concept, poor implementation.
- Wrong personality involved in the project. I am not referring to the diversity of the background of the member but rather on the attitude.
Same as with any team sport. A team with an all star cast can translate to a win but not necessarily to a championship.

CEO, India

Reason for Failure of Cross Functional Team

Team leader is not effective in conducting meeting (...)

  Louis E. Evans
Analyst, United States

Reasons for Failure of Cross Functional Team

- When the team leader fails to articulate the rew (...)

  Carlo Scodanibbio
Management Consultant, South Africa

Reasons for Cross-functional Team Failure

Team-Work in general and CFT-work specifically gen (...)

  Mauro Feleppa
Manager, Italy

Reasons for Failure of a Cross-Functional Team

- Environment (in terms of company, department, gr (...)

Management Consultant, Singapore

How to Avoid Cross Functional Teams from Failing?

@Subhash Trivedi: to prevent failure in a CFT: 1. (...)

  Y Srinivas Rao
Manager, India

How to Avoid Failures in CFT

There is lot to learn from the military (including (...)

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