The Power of Collaboration: The Rise of Fusion Teams

Fusion teams are gaining momentum as a dynamic and innovative approach to solving complex business challenges. Combined with the capabilities of low-code development platforms, these cross-functional teams can maximise their potential.

4 minutes read | by Lee Smith | 15 August 2023

Innovation and efficiency are paramount to any successful business. As a result, fusion teams have emerged as a driving force behind transformative projects.

Combining the expertise of diverse internal and external resources, fusion teams are on the rise, catalysed by the power of low-code development platforms.

In this article, we will explore the concept of fusion teams, their advantages, and how low-code platforms have revolutionised collaboration, leading to the growing adoption of fusion teams across industries.

What are fusion teams?

Fusion teams, also known as cross-functional teams, are agile groups comprised of individuals from various backgrounds, disciplines, and departments. These teams come together to solve complex problems, drive innovation, and spearhead critical projects. By combining a diverse range of skills and perspectives, fusion teams leverage collective knowledge and expertise to achieve extraordinary outcomes.

The Advantages of Fusion Teams

Fusion Teams: Enhanced creativity

Enhanced Creativity and Innovation

The diverse composition of fusion teams fosters a rich tapestry of ideas and perspectives. When individuals with different skill sets collaborate, they can generate innovative solutions that might not have been possible with isolated teams.

Fusion Teams: Accelerated Decision-making


Fusion teams benefit from streamlined decision-making processes. With representatives from different departments and expertise areas, decisions are made collectively, reducing bureaucracy and enabling faster project progress.

Fusion Teams: Improved Problem-solving

Problem Solving

The varied skill sets within fusion teams enable comprehensive problem-solving. When faced with challenges, team members bring unique insights and approaches, leading to effective and timely solutions.

The Rise of Fusion Teams

Gartner data shows that at least 84% of companies and 59% of government entities have set up fusion teams – most of which use agile methods, often designed to deliver digital products rather than projects. Gartner

The finding that on average 41% of employees outside of IT have become technology producers covers both the ongoing rise of what are often called “citizen developers,” as well as the rise of professional technologists outside of IT. 2020 Gartner Digital Friction Survey

Gartner research also shows that distributed, simultaneous initiatives with broad-based involvement can progress 2.5 faster than centralized, sequential efforts. Fusion teams are key elements of this type of distributed digital delivery model. Gartner

Fusion Teams and Low-Code Development Platforms

So why are low-code platforms an ideal tool for Fusion Teams to utilise?

Collaborative approach

Empowering Collaboration

Low-code platforms play a pivotal role in empowering fusion teams. With visual interfaces, pre-built components, and simplified coding, low-code platforms allow both technical and non-technical team members to actively participate in the development process, fostering seamless collaboration.

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Rapid Prototyping and Iteration

Fusion teams thrive on iterative, agile processes. Low-code platforms enable rapid prototyping and iterative development, allowing teams to gather quick feedback, make adjustments, and continuously improve applications.

External Resource Integration

Low-code platforms facilitate the seamless integration of external resources into fusion teams. This capability empowers organisations to tap into the expertise of external partners, contractors, or low-code platform vendors’ professional services teams, further enhancing the fusion team’s capabilities.


Fusion teams are gaining momentum as a dynamic and innovative approach to solving complex business challenges. Combined with the capabilities of low-code development platforms, these cross-functional teams can maximise their potential.

The seamless collaboration enabled by low-code platforms, along with the integration of internal and external resources, makes fusion teams an invaluable asset for driving transformation and achieving outstanding results. Embrace the power of fusion teams, supported by the capabilities of low-code development platforms, and unlock a new era of collaborative innovation for your organisation.

Need help with your business transformation goals? Contact us to see how our PhixFlow Fusion programme can accelerate the deployment of new applications across your business.

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