Cross-Disciplinary Team

A Cross-Disciplinary Team is a team of people with a wide range of different skills & expertise.

Cross-disciplinary teams can often succeed at solving problems that a team of experts in a given field are unable to solve.
Often techniques commonly used in a totally different context can be modified and applied to a new problem or purpose.

Team Building Check List

  • Shared vision, purpose and direction
  • Clear goals
  • Clear roles, responsibilities and expectations
  • Open and effective communication and information sharing
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Commitment to individual and team roles
  • Mutual support and trust
  • A willingness to contribute ideas and to discussions
  • Effective listening skills
  • A range of different personality types, life experiences and competencies
  • Effective conflict resolution mechanisms
  • Effective time management skills

Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. The Best Cross-Disciplinary Teams
  2. Google Search
  3. Google Search (High Performing Team Checklist)
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