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When/how best to use cross-functional teams 

This question comes from an attendee of our Whitewater webinar.

What exactly are the characteristics of a cross-functional team?

In his response, Les discusses how cross-functional teams are used to resolve various challenges across organizations. He goes on to examine their evolution during different stages of growth and why they are especially important during Whitewater, where they serve a purpose very similar to training wheels on a bicycle.

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Additional Resources:
– Read Part II of Predictable Success, where Les examines cross-functional teams in greater depth.
– Watch the Whitewater webinar to learn more about conquering complexity during this difficult stage of growth.
– Read this PDF guide to implementing cross-functional teams
– Learn how cross-functional teams can also help organizations to innovate in this blog post.


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