How do you build a strategic team?
In the environment in which we work— with time pressures, multiple and often competing organizational demands, and diversity of perspectives—it is essential to foster effective teamwork and collaboration within teams of all types—intact, cross-functional, management, and operational teams—or across geographies in support of team goals and strategic initiatives.
We call this strategic teaming. The Strategic Teaming process focuses on tapping into the unique perspectives that individuals and teams offer in order to identify and address strategic challenges and opportunities facing the organization and driving long-term value for the business. As a result, strategic teams and individuals enhance performance and increase strategic collaboration and alignment across many different aspects of the business:
- Business Units
- Corporate Functions (Sales, IT, Marketing, Operations)
- Project Teams
- Supply- or Value-Chain Partners
- Customers and Key Business Allies
About Strategic Teaming
Strategic Teaming serves as an opportunity to bring together the diverse perspectives of individuals or teams (either intact or cross-functional) to foster greater collaboration on initiatives and achieve alignment on strategies and plans that the team or teams will need to execute together.