There is often confusion about leaders’ roles and responsibilities on a cross-functional team. In this offsite exercise, representatives from each role (for example: product managers, engineering managers, and tech leads) create a new framework for how their roles will work together across the organization. (Here’s an example outcome.)
After the offsite, attendees can leverage their new framework to draft a complete picture of their day-to-day responsibilities, and iterate on team processes in partnership with their peer leaders.
This offsite opens with empathy-building for each others’ core needs at work, so that attendees can better-understand each other as friction or conflict arises. Senior leaders can leverage this exercise to empower their direct reports to decide how to work together, rather than defining these cross-functional roles and responsibilities in a top-down manner.
Duration: 4 hours