Tips to Increase the Effectiveness of Cross Functional Teams

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Professor, India

Tips to Increase the Effectiveness of Cross Functional Teams

Here are 2 tips to increase the effectiveness of CFTs that I know from experience:
  1. If several (30-40%) of the members have dual/triple specialisations e.g., marketing-finance, marketing-hr, marketing-hr-finance, operations-marketing etc., this enhances the effectiveness of the CFT.
  2. In the early stages of forming/norming, the team must have a code of conduct and culture which allows an open and unbiased opportunity for constructive criticism.

  Maria Ivanova
Student (University), Russian Federation

Measuring the Effectiveness of a Multicultural Team

Hello! I am a master student in management (Strategic Management and Corporate Governance). At the moment I am writing my master thesis: "Managing a Multicultural Team to Increase its effectiveness".
I am facing a really difficult problem: how can I measure the effectiveness of a multicultural team? What should be my parameters in my research so I can answer this question? Thank you in advance!

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Managing a Multicultural Team to Increase its Effectiveness

@Maria Ivanova: I am curious to know what were the (...)

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