Cross-functional teams in health care organizations offers a comprehensive view of problems. They are highly useful in designing and implementing improvements in work processes, as shown in this medical room cross-functional flowchart. Several potential roadblocks may obstruct team progress, but they can be overcome. Cross-functional teams must establish norms to guide team members' interactions. Individual team members must exhibit behaviors that promote task completion and team spirit. The potential of cross-functional teams in health care organizations is enormous. These promises, however, will not be fulfilled unless health care supervisors provide positive support, as illustrated in this medical room cross-functional flowchart.