Optimizing Cross-Functional and Virtual Teams in Pharmaceuticals

Venue: Boston

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 26, 2004 End Date/Time: Jan 27, 2004
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Cross-functional development teams have been a way of life for years in pharmaceutical R&D, but things are getting much more complicated. Timeframes continue to contract, making it more and more difficult to meet deadlines. But that's the easy part! Teams are now spread across functions, across organizations, across states and countries and even across continents. How can you make a team successful when the circumstances are so challenging? How do you meet stringent deadlines when team coordination is so complex? The old techniques for team development don't address the needs of today's far-flung development environment. Today's teams need new, state-of-the-art techniques to achieve lightning-quick, accurate results.

State-of-the-art techniques for today's pharmaceutical R&D teams are exactly what you learn in this new IIR seminar on Achieving Team Results in Pharmaceutical R&D: Optimizing Cross-Functional and Virtual Development Teams. Our course leaders demonstrate new techniques for how to start up a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical R&D team and get it running quickly; how to pick the right team; how to keep the team running smoothly; how to diagnose and treat common problems; how to communicate effectively in the new world of global R&D teams; and much more.

This seminar is taught by instructors who have developed a whole array of techniques for making pharmaceutical R&D teams more effective, from new techniques for establishing roles and responsibilities to improving communication without clogging everyone's email box. Hear case studies and simulations that show you how to apply the techniques to a variety of pharmaceutical R&D environments, from cross-functional pharma teams, to pharma-CRO teams, to world-wide global project teams. You leave this seminar with a personalized action plan that you can implement the day you get back to the office. Senior executives find themselves better at chartering teams and getting the results they need. Mid-level managers find themselves better at managing teams and coordinating effort. Team leaders find themselves better at running teams and producing those lightning-fast, high-quality results.