Category Archives: Team Management

How to Build Trust Within a Cross-Functional Team

Rick Lepsinger — December 5, 2017 Follow @onpoint_llc — December 5, 2017 Stock photo Trust is the foundation of any organization. On cross-functional teams, where collaboration between members of different functional units is a core part of effective day-to-day operations but when no one has direct authority over anyone else, trust is critical. However, it … Continue reading How to Build Trust Within a Cross-Functional Team

Why Cross Functional Teams Fail and How to Ensure Yours Does Not

Rick Lepsinger — November 10, 2017 Follow @onpoint_llc — November 10, 2017 There are several benefits to having cross-functional teams within an organization. This includes increased efficiency, faster decision-making, and more opportunities to share resources. However, there are also numerous challenges facing cross-functional teams—whether they share a co-located space or use a virtual environment to … Continue reading Why Cross Functional Teams Fail and How to Ensure Yours Does Not

How to Structure Your Optimization and Experimentation Teams

Lindy Tolbert — October 26, 2017 — October 26, 2017 It’s important to know the most efficient way to arrange your optimization team to ensure their productivity and yours. But what’s the best way to structure your team? Should optimization folks be in a separate team? Or under product teams? Or marketing? There’s several different … Continue reading How to Structure Your Optimization and Experimentation Teams

Challenging Conversations: The “Too Loud” Team Member in an Open Office

Diane Craig — October 14, 2017 Follow @CorporateClass — October 14, 2017 Learn how a coolheaded leader prevented conflict and animosity by mentoring a team member to conduct a difficult conversation with a colleague. Spring, 2017 Meet Carol, Marketing Director in charge of several teams working in an open office. She has just hired Mark … Continue reading Challenging Conversations: The “Too Loud” Team Member in an Open Office