Interop ITX 2017 Schedule Viewer

Culture Shock: Building High Performing, Cross Functional Teams

Interop ITX 2017 Schedule Viewer

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  • Culture Shock: Building High Performing, Cross Functional Teams

    • Jon Kelley  |  Associate Director Virtual Infrastructure, University of Arkansas
    Location:  TBD
    Format: Conference Session
    Conference Journeys: CIO/CTO, IT Manager/Director
    Track: Leadership & Professional Development
    Pass Type: All Access, Conference, Wednesday Conference - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD
    Audience Level: CIO/CTO

    The rate of change in infrastructure is forcing teams to work faster and closer than ever, but reporting structures don't always change so fast. Building cross discipline teams to take on difficult problems, tackle projects that create capacity and make time for developing innovation can help create a base of operations that drive positive change. You'll need leaders, cultural anchors and those who just want to put their head down and get the job done. Bringing together the best talent and helping them work together can be key to setting up an organization for success.

    Forming a common vision is a crucial first step and reiterating it can be a constant moving target. Allowing teams to find ways to build trust within the team and within the organization and breaking down cultural barriers can often get lost in the busy work of day to day operations. But knowing where to focus efforts to reach goals faster can snowball strategic wins and fuel momentum. Finding what motivates individual team members and recognizing how that differs from what motivates the team as a whole can lead to a high performing and autonomous team.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Find your "default gateways." Those who everyone knows hold the knowledge.
    • Make time for innovation that adds value.
    • Allow your team to build and gain trust through transparency.
    • The best team building exercise is solving hard problems together.