This project was developed during a collaboration between Hyper Island UK and TeamWeek. The students from both the Digital Media Management and the Digital Experience Design Masters were asked to create a toolbox for cross-functional teams to increase their efficiency, mainly in the early stages of working together.
Cross-functional are more and more common, but according to Harvard Business Review 75% of them are dysfunctional.
The Crew UK (approx 60 students altogether) was devided in teams of 5 to 6 members. Each team had a category to focus on: Icebreakers, Culture development, Bonding Activities, Focus & Goal Alignment and a wildcard.
My role in this process was to facilitate the communication between the teams coming up with the ideas and the project management team. I also helped clarify any questions the teams had and made sure everyone was on the same page.
— Laura Morley (@morley_laura) 9 May 2016
In less than 24h, the teams got together, generated ideas and developed tools to help new teams work together effectively.
See the #HITeamWeek toolbox here.
Read the student and client reflections on Medium.