What's so special about cross-functional teams? They're temporary ... they're lean and focused ... they're interdepartmental ... and they get results. Organisations that use these teams swear by them. They've seen the value that comes from people working together with a common goal ... in giant companies and small businesses. Aspects of cross-functional management are already at work in most organisations. However, few companies are fully leveraging the true power of cross-functional teams to create dramatically improved, bottom-line results.