Multi functional Teams
Groups formed from people with varying skill-sets typically across departments to achieve a business goal.
Comments: Groups become “Teams” when they behave like teams. Using Multi functional Teams can be of great benefit to most companies especially when they work with complex issues that require expertise from numerous backgrounds.
With many of our Kaizen events we will create a “Kaizen Team” that includes operators form the area we are working on, staff from “feeding” and “supplying” areas, a supervisor, a maintenance tech, perhaps a secretary, and maybe even a janitor.
Although Multi functional Teams generally refers to specific expertise and skill-sets, one should never overlook the benefits of having many pairs of “fresh eyes” on a problem solving team.