Cross-Functional Teams: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages


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What's the best description of a cross-functional team?

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1. Which of the following is not an advantage of cross-functional teams?

2. Which of the following is not a disadvantage of cross-functional teams?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cross-functional teams can provide businesses with effective solutions, but they come with their share of problems. Explore the issues involved with setting up cross-functional teams as you take this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test your understanding of:

  • The definition of cross-functional team
  • Benefits of cross-functional teams
  • Possible issues that may arise in cross-functional teams

Skills Practiced

You'll have an opportunity to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on cross-functional teams
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding reasons why an organization may create a cross-functional team and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe a positive effect of members of a cross-functional team working together

Additional Learning

Study more about this topic by looking over the accompanying lesson called Cross-Functional Teams: Definition, Advantages & Disadvantages. In this lesson, you'll cover the following objectives:

  • Cover the uses of cross-functional teams in a business setting
  • Discuss the advantages that cross-functional teams can bring
  • Go over the negatives sometimes associated with a cross-functional work group
  • Review an example that illustrates how cross-functional teams operate