How To Be A Key Link Between Cross-Functional Teams
Updated: Oct 30
We sat down with Stara Gipson, Senior Account Manager for Apps Vertical: Gaming at Google to learn about her journey and best practices to be a key liaison between cross-functional teams.
Senior Account Manager | Apps Vertical : Gaming
0:35 - We learn how Stara started her career and what made her switch to tech.
3:46 - Stara tells us about her mentoring experiences and how this has enriched not only others but herself.
5:15 - Stara shares how her experience of having a mix of different sized companies has helped when becoming a link between cross-functional teams.
6:05 - Stara emphasizes on the importance of keeping that knowledge on how other teams are prioritizing to make sure that initiatives are done across the board.
6:50 - Stara shares how technical understanding is important, to have some level of insight in order to create effective project planning.
8:29 - Stara shares her best practices when syncing with other teams. Communicating early, transparently and often across functions is really key to getting projects completed successfully.
10:33 - Stara shares which are her go to resources to keep updated with industry news.
11:30 - Stara advices to find a mentor, regardless of the stage you're in. It will help you grow your network and continue learning. Always be a student everyone has someone to learn, this industry is changing daily. Lean into it and bring it to the table wherever you are.