The bigger picture

When working on cross-functional teams, R&D members can see their work in a whole new context

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In order to develop cross-functional skills within the R&D group, expectations need to be set for skills and the level of mastery required. A team member right out of school obviously will have limited skills in many cross-functional areas. More experienced staff naturally would be expected to have a higher degree of understanding in these same areas.  High- performing organizations develop a "Skills Matrix" to articulate and manage technical and cross-functional skills development.
















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