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Abraham WreahNational American UniversityLP10 Assignment: Are we a team?11/15/15One of the main points I took away from this case study is how there was a surprisingly consistent comments and remarks from all team members of how the previous CIO let them do what they wanted and seemed to fade into the background as if intimidated by them. Additionally, the previous CIO was seem to always agree with everyone. Another point that stuck out to me is the lack of cohesiveness and cooperation in this team; meetings were characterized by a lack of attention (team members always checking their IPads and phones) and the body language gave away the fact that the team members didn’t appreciate the meetings and would rather be doing something else.As the case study pointed out, it was apparent that there was a division and attitude, with members feeling territorial.1.The new CIO has a cross-functional team, which is composed of employees from about the same hierarchical level, but from different areas of expertise, and working toward a common goal. As the case study highlights, the team is composed of 14 members who are regional IT leaders/CIOs and department heads. The key problem with the team is that there is lack of cooperation and cohesiveness. Everyone seems to be working on their own, with a territorial feeling, and there is no sense of common or shared goals. Additionally, as the case study highlights, the remarks given by team members show a lack of trust, respect for each other, and lack of communication. Managing cross-functional teams can be very challenging, as
manager (s) and leader (s), you need to direct the team members of various disciplines, areas of expertise, and departments. Managers with a cross-functional team have needed different