It was almost as incredible as if you fired a 15-inch shell at a piece of tissue paper and it came back to hit you.

Ernst Rutherford, quoted in Aaron J. Ibde, The Development of Modern Chemistry, 1984

Lying at the heart of every atom is its nucleus, composed of protons and neutrons. While both are equally massive, each neutron is chargeless but each proton carries instead a positive nuclear charge; it is the combination of the mass and charge of the nucleus that causes large particles to be repelled away, as experimented by Rutherford. The repulsion each proton has for its counterparts should push the nucleus apart. Luckily for the nucleus the strong force that interacts within the nucleus overcomes the effect of the electrostatic force, locking these hadrons in place.

The effect of the strong force is similarly seen in project management teams, where relationships between people of different backgrounds and cultures that under other circumstances my tear them apart are overcome by a stronger over-arching force that motivates them to work together and drive operations forward.

Much like hadrons, each person brings to the team their own flavours: their values, their beliefs and their experience. Putting these together will bring about cross-functionality, for each team member will implicitly share these with the others through their relevant information boson. Applying this methodology with sufficient flexibility will ensure that the end-result is a stable conformation that will not decay with a short half-life.

IKU Consulting can provide you with the frame with which to charm your team members to work in unison as a team with maximum cooperation to expedite the exchange of knowledge within your organisation.