Date Added: Aug 2009
Your company is continuously creating new generations of products, services, and business processes. These innovations require seamless collaboration across your firm's different parts. But in most large corporations, innovation and integration are unnatural acts. Resistance stifles new ideas, and silos block cross-functional cooperation. Yet as Cash, Earl, and Morison explain, some companies are overcoming these boundaries by establishing two new types of cross-organizational teams. To establish each of these groups, select a small number of talented people who combine broad business knowledge, technology expertise, and the social skills needed to build relationships both within and outside your company.