DQ 7-1 Building and managing multi complex teams


Multi-complex teams are established to meet a specific objective within an organization. One characteristic of a multi-complex team is that it is composed of members from the different department with a different specialty (Gratton, & J. Erickson, 2007). The main reason behind the formation of multi-complex teams is to implement a specific objective that requires attention from different experts from a different department. (Basu, 2016) For example, one of the reasons why multi-complex teams are formed is the creation of the new product or designing new packages for the existing product among others. Members of the cross-functional team can be from department such as marketing, production, quality control among others.

How prepared I am for challenge of leading multi-complex teams

It is important for leaders and managers to understand the responsibility of a leader and that of managers. Being a leader, therefore, mean motivating people to do things they didn’t believe they could do. I believe I have the needed skills to quite and motivate the team members to work together for the benefit of the organization.

The knowledge and skills

I should have proper communication skills to enable passing the needed knowledge to the members of the team in an effective and efficient manner (J. H. & Howland, 2013). Additionally, I should have the knowledge of the roles of a leader as well as the role of a manager (Donnie, 2016). I should be able to lead the team to achieve the established goal and objectives in an effective and efficient manner.  Importantly, I should be able to solve the challenges that might face the team members, especially where some of the members feel they are better than othersscholars (Gordon, 2016). I should, therefore, be able to guide and lead the team to meet the objectives established.


In different organizations, multi complex teams are established to carry out specific functions that cannot be carried out by a single department. They consist of experts fro different departments. Managing such teams can be quite challenging, and thus proper leadership skills are needed to manage the teams. Being a leader means leading the team to meet the established goals.













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