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Consider how communication, attitudes, behaviors, and culture affect team performance. What guide would you use to lead a work team? Provide examples of cross-functional, virtual or problem solving.

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Communication is crucial in cross functional teams. This is because a cross functional team consists of members from across the organization. Through effective communication, the need and importance of the team's goals can be highlighted to all concerned. Team members must communicate the team objectives to their respective departments in a language that will be understood by them (MT, n.d.).

Culturally, the cross functional teams ...

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