Organizational Development and Culture

The Importance of a Commercialization Mindset

We write and speak a great deal about commercialization. It’s central to the work of our clients and, therefore, to ours as well. And so, in a recent panel, we brought together three experts from The NemetzGroup — Colleen Moore, Liz Tufo, and Tracey Sacco — to share their perspectives on the topic. Over the… Read the full article…
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Professionalism Still Matters

Sadly, another summer is coming to a close. If you have school-aged kids at home, you are undoubtedly already taking steps to shake them out of summer mode and get them ready for the new school year with its firm schedule and structure. For many of us working adults, however, the lines are not so… Read the full article…
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Be Bold, Be Empowered

Today’s e-conversation is about leadership. More specifically, it’s about what your leaders are really thinking. Coming up the ranks in various roles, I remember feeling frustrated at times when leadership would not “decide” or “give direction.” We were all working so hard; we often felt stymied by a perception that leadership was not “plugged in”… Read the full article…
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Getting the Work Done

We work with clients across a wide range of disease areas, company cultures, and stages of organizational development. Despite these broad differences, our clients have a few things in common: ambitious goals, limited resources, and competing priorities. There is a lot to juggle, and nobody is coasting. Because our biopharma industry is one of fast… Read the full article…
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Commercialization: A Mindset, Not a Function

In April of this year, our e-conversation, titled “The ‘First Hire Puzzle’ of Commercialization,” examined the topic of which commercialization support role is best, depending on an organization’s phase and size. That post generated much discussion and inspired me to dig a little deeper, specifically on New Product Planning (NPP).  In short, I discovered that, especially in… Read the full article…
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Summer Internships: Mutually Beneficial for All

Earlier this year, we decided to hire two Project Onramp summer interns for Corval, our new startup. First, because we needed the help (!) and second, because we are committed to walking the talk of this important Life Science Cares program. (Project Onramp creates paid summer internships for Massachusetts college students who are under-resourced and… Read the full article…
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Start Too Early… Before It’s Too Late

Try this: Hold up one hand to signal “stop” while using the other hand to indicate “come forward.” I used to work with someone who mimed this all the time as a way of commenting on the mixed, often conflicting messages we sometimes receive in our industry (and lives). We often discuss this “go fast,… Read the full article…
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Pandemic-Inspired Thought Bubbles

As we emerge, slowly, into a new phase of the pandemic, there are many “thought bubbles” popping up — viewpoints, concerns, and ideas that we share with others or keep to ourselves as we try to manage the present and anticipate the future. Here is just a sample of what I have heard… “People need… Read the full article…
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The “First Hire Puzzle” of Commercialization

As an early-stage company continues to progress its science, raise funds for its future growth, and define its corporate strategy, there comes a point when the team begins wrestling with two crucial decisions: who to hire to commercialize its precious asset and when to do so. Embracing commercialization early as the bridge from target to patient… Read the full article…
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Notes from the Un-Empty Nest

My son, Jonathan, calls it “Mom-toring” — professional mothers (or parental surrogates) mentoring their adult professional kids. It applies whether or not those kids live at home, but there seems to be a specific and new shared experience when, thanks to the pandemic, the generations are back together living under the same roof. The more… Read the full article…
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