Cross-functional Teams

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75% of cross-functional teams are dysfunctional (HBR)
Inefficient collaboration is costing more than 10% of companies' budget (PMI)
Every year, efficiency losses generate a global loss of 2.000 billion dollars (Brightline)
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Cross-functional projects are mission-critical. They represent millions of investments and bring the company's technical and business skills together. However lacking a systemic approach, teams are often hurt by unclear governance, a lack of accountability, unclear objectives and by organisations’ failure to prioritise the success of cross-functional collaboration.

Main challenges cross-functional teams have to face

How to setup an effective and empowering governance without hierarchy?
How to promote information sharing and break silos?
How to reduce organisational myopia and encourage people to challenge the status quo?
How to develop team awareness and align different perspectives to reach your goals?

Steerio's client case with a cross-functional team

“Working in startup mode“ - Marion, innovation leader at MedCo

Cross-functionnal team leader

Marion is working with a team of 13 people. They are developping and commercializing a new product for MedCo. The group is working in a startup-like mode and has 12 months to bring the innovation to the market.

Marion's team is composed of 3 different sub-teams :
Team Product
2 Medical experts
1 Design thinking expert
Team Tech & Data
3 Developpers
1 Data-scientist
Team Business
3 Sales & Marketing
2 Customer success

Steerio is used during weekly team meetings: on Mondays, the team starts the meeting by discussing team feedback and results from the previous week during 10 minutes.

“We decided to use Steerio because we wanted to create a strong feedback culture within the team, make very different profiles cooperate efficiently and continuously improve our ways of working“


As usual, Marion get a summary of her team report in her mailbox on Monday morning

Receive an automated summary of team result and selected feedback analyse from Steerio every week in your mailbox
Key takeaway for Marion
Understand the root-cause of the misalignment between teams to trigger constructive discussions and define tangible actions.

Marion logs into Steerio to gain more insights about team dynamic. She navigate quickly across the detailed results and prepare key discussion topics for her upcoming team meeting.


Last week's results on Steerio confirm that the team is misaligned

Marion's notes for the next team meeting
Understand the root-cause of the misalignment between teams to trigger constructive discussions and define tangible actions.
Cooperation between teams has to be strengthen: ease access to information and client feedback on one side, and create transparency on team to dos and priorities on the other side.
Topic 1: Free-up time for the Tech & Data team so that they can get more exposure to users and business realities
Topic 2: Create more transparency on future and ongoing sprints for everyone
Understand team dynamics and keep the big picture with the Steerio heatmap

After having analyzed the results, Marion looks at the proposition made by the team...


The propostions submitted by the team suggest tangible solution to Marion

Give every team member a voice and leverage team ideas and proposition to improve your performance and your ways of working

Within 15 minutes, Marion identified and structured 3 key topics to discuss with the team during the next meeting...

Marion's notes for the next team meeting
Understand the root-cause of the misalignment between teams to trigger constructive discussions and define tangible actions.
Cooperation between teams has to be strengthen: ease access to information and client feedback on one side, and create transparency on team to dos and priorities on the other side.
Topic 1: Free-up time for the Tech & Data team so that they can get more exposure to users and business realities
Topic 2: Create more transparency on future and ongoing sprints for everyone
Topic 3: Test a new tool to store and share any relevant team information: one repository that everyone can access to at any time

Within minutes, agenda points for the next team meeting are clearly structured

Marion's notes for the next team meeting
Understand the root-cause of the misalignment between teams to trigger constructive discussions and define tangible actions.
Cooperation between teams has to be strengthen: ease access to information and client feedback on one side, and create transparency on team to dos and priorities on the other side.
Topic 1: Free-up time for the Tech & Data team so that they can get more exposure to users and business realities
Topic 2: Create more transparency on future and ongoing sprints for everyone
Topic 3: Test a new tool to store and share any relevant team information: one repository that everyone can access to at any time
Actions validated with the team that will be implemented
“Step into my shoes” initiative : every member of the Tech & Data team will invest 2 days per month on customer success and business development activites to gain client and user exposure
Daily “Stand-ups” meetings of 10 minutes will be run every morning as a new best-practice routine with the objective to create full transparency on everyone's daily priorities
Implementation of new ways of sharing information with the use of a new collaboration tool with dedicated team guidelines

Thanks to team's feedback, Marion prepared a well-structured and productive discussion that resulted in tangible next steps.

Sense

Deploy short- and efficient feedback loops across teams to identify key issues

Align

Have a one-team approach and continuously align key stakeholders

Deliver

Crowdsource insights from the teams, make the right decisions and move forward

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" Steerio allows accurate monitoring of the health of a project and its teams by quickly identifying blocking points, their root-cause, and anticipating difficulties."

Alban de Poulpiquet
Consultant at BearingPoint - HR & Change Management

100% of cross-functional teams using Steerio declare having break silo-working between technical and business teams

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