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An HR Glossary for HR Terms

Glossary of Human Resources Management and Employee Benefit Terms

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Cross-Functional Teams

What are Cross-Functional Teams?

A cross-functional team is a group in an organization that is made up of members from different departments. For example, an organization may put together a cross-functional team with one or more employees from marketing, engineering, product, sales, and human resources.

Why Develop Cross-Functional Teams?

It can be difficult to maintain communication across multiple departments in an organization, especially as teams grow larger. Cross-functional teams can help improve communication within an organization by allowing representatives from various departments and teams to come together to discuss concerns, work together, and solve problems.