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Cross Functional Learning and Teamwork


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Cross Functional Learning and Teamwork

  1. 1. Cr os s F un ct io na l L ea rn ing and Te am wo rk V. Balasubramanian
  2. 2. Who brought the music to your ears?
  3. 3. Do you know this! Who invented this?
  4. 4. Have you used this before?
  5. 5. Conventional Organizational Structures
  6. 6. Reasons for Traditional Structures <ul><li>Maximize Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Embed Specialization </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize Redundancy </li></ul><ul><li>Create Focus, Accountability and Control </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advantages & Risks
  8. 8. What unintentionally happens! <ul><li>Creates boundaries </li></ul><ul><li>Hesitation to look beyond their work </li></ul><ul><li>Inhibit Innovation and Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning mind lost </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why We Need Cross-Functional Learning & Teamwork! <ul><li>Effectiveness along with Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters Spirit of Innovation and Creativity </li></ul>
  10. 10. 1 + 1 = 11
  11. 11. How this helps you? <ul><li>Appreciate the Flow of Processes </li></ul><ul><li>See the larger picture </li></ul><ul><li>Fresh approach to work </li></ul><ul><li>Courage to articulate ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Improve Satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance Creativity </li></ul>
  12. 12. Benefits <ul><li>MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT </li></ul><ul><li>PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT </li></ul><ul><li>STAFF COLLABORATION </li></ul>
  13. 13. Benefits continued…. <ul><li>Continuous Improvement Efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Maximize Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Productivity and Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Ownership and Commitment </li></ul>
  14. 14. Prerequisites for Cross Functional Learning <ul><li>Open mind </li></ul><ul><li>Free Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Be Highly Motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Develop good communication </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Leadership Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Delegation of Authority, Resources and Support </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace Change </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Trust and Belief </li></ul>
  15. 15. “ None of Us is as Smart as All of Us ” – Thank You
  16. 16. Feedback please! <ul><li>What did you like the most about the presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>Stories told B) Exercise given C) Content of the Slides D) Take away’s from the session </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like to be improved in the presentation? </li></ul><ul><li>A) Delivery B) Pace C) Content D) Ideas </li></ul>