Glossary of Human Resources Management and Employee Benefit Terms
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.
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.