Laasya Palicha received a BFA in Fashion Design from the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago. As an emerging creative talent, her senior year collection was chosen and presented at Chicago’s Richard Dreyfuss Fashion Show. She was a strong believer in learning new techniques. As a result, she became interested in the fashion business and focused her studies on sustainable initiatives that could impact the production and distribution of apparel.

She graduated from Morris Graduate School of Management in 2009 with a double major in Finance and Business administration. To pursue a career as a Fashion and Business manager, she moved to New York City.

Laasya Palicha, a brand management leader, has 15 years of experience in sales operations, enablement, customer experience, and data-driven leadership strategy. She is known for her unsurpassed work ethic. Her track record includes increasing sales, streamlining processes, and increasing productivity. She also can reduce costs while working with global corporate companies. She is an experienced relationship manager and is comfortable establishing C-level relationships and navigating difficult conversations.

She is an expert in cross-functional strategy development and execution, change management, training, onboarding, and transitions. Laasya Palicha is a member of AllInforma Advance Network and focuses on diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Laasya was selected as Rising Star 2021, which gives her a fast track to global leadership and executive coaching opportunities.

Cross-functional teams

Modern work is rarely done in isolation. Digital transformation and collaborative technologies are enabling a new era in collaborative work. Digital transformation and collaborative technologies are transforming workplace silos. Instead of hiding behind them, more visible processes are emerging. To create cohesive campaigns that are integrated and cohesive, departments are coming together. These cross-functional teams work in unison, aligned with common business goals.

That’s at least the goal. It isn’t easy to create and manage truly cross-functional teams. However, project managers who are open to the challenge will experience company culture and productivity improvements.

Why cross-functional teams and collaboration are important

Cross-team collaboration is a key feature of top tech companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Netflix. People with different backgrounds, skills, and experiences can help you bring creativity to your projects and improve problem-solving. Cross-functional collaboration can speed up collaboration and communication, reduce communication hiccups and keep projects aligned with shared business goals.

It can also cause conflict. Cross-functional teams can lead to inefficiencies and biases. They can also create conflicting personalities, miscommunications, and competing priorities. Project managers must manage all these personalities and moving parts. Effective management techniques can help you eliminate roadblocks holding back your team and make your business more successful.