Interdisciplinary teams are the reality of all teams whether they are community coalitions, research teams, planning teams, etc. We all come at problems and opportunities from the perspectives of the academic disciplines, life experiences, professional sectors and contexts of our experience.
Collaboration across disciplines and across geographies can be effectively and engagingly facilitated virtually and in-person with a variety of group process facilitation methods. Methods are designed to meet groups at their stages of development, at their core needs to move them from forming and storming to really innovating and creating at the edge of brilliance. This means being intentional about what agreements, role clarifications, accountabilities, opportunities, end goals are meaningful and important to all parties. We embed these important clarifications in our work, in our development as a team, and continually surface how we can be better together–this build trust and safety interpersonally and across disciplines.