How to Achieve High Performance by Enriching Cross-Functional Collaboration

Presenters: Jeff Smith, 15five; Hakemia Jackson, Divinely Powered; and Brian Craft, Sapling

View live: September 17, 2021, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (available for on-demand viewing through December 2021)

Program length: 60 minutes

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Teams achieve more — and they do so faster — when they work together. 

Sometimes, however, bringing two or more teams together often requires planning and coaching.

By being more intentional about the ways you build cross-functional collaboration, you can begin to achieve better business outcomes. The process begins by developing a clearer understanding of your organization, building trust and psychological safety amongst collaborators and learning to navigate the challenges inherent in cross-team work.

In this event, a panel of talent development and HR technology experts will share must-know strategies to:

  • Prepare your teams to work cross-functionally
  • Establish structural and relational context around teams
  • Conduct Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) to visualize where connections are weak or missing
  • Address existing cross-team conflict and mend relationships
  • Set goals and focus teams on effectively completing their objectives

About the Presenters: 

Jeff Smith, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at 15Five and a cognitive psychologist. His mission lies in helping people, teams, and organizations become their best selves. Smith has an eclectic background, including leadership roles in learning and development, strengths-based assessments, product management, design, UX and innovation. He’s passionate about translating qualitative research into what’s next.

Hakemia Jackson is the CEO of Divinely Powered, a full-service leadership coaching and development firm dedicated to serving CEOs and their teams. She previously held roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers in SAP and Oracle enterprise system implementation and talent management.

Brian Craft is Vice President of Product at Sapling, a customizable HCM platform. He is an advocate for HR practitioners everywhere and loves building products that help them build better companies.

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