nation's top companies are assigning an increasing volume of critical
work to cross-functional teams. Whether called new product
development teams, continuous improvement teams, concurrent engineering
teams, or infrastructure teams, these cross-functional teams are
the structure of choice for rapid response to the complexities
of today's marketplace and technology.
cross-functional teams do not get created merely by assembling
a group of highly competent individuals. A supportive environment,
a clear task, a set of team agreements, and trusted, dependable
team members are essential ingredients for the team's success.
QuickStart for TeamsSM (QST) will ensure that your organization's
cross-functional teams are based on these essential elements.
goals of QST are to ensure that all members of a team share a
commitment to a common vision and to ensure that the appropriate
processes and agreements are in place so that the team can solve
problems more effectively and move through their work more quickly.
of QST are a clear and agreed upon: