By: Dom Faulkner, Senior Consultant, Syneos Health Consulting
I have increasingly strived to adopt this mantra within my work and personal life, particularly in these relatively uncertain times. This can be difficult to achieve on a personal level, and harder still to foster across an organisation. The human desire for control, over reliance on our “security system,” and instinct for self-preservation, particularly in times of stress and uncertainty, is well documented and often leads us to resist change. Amplify this individual resistance across an entire organisation, and change can disrupt operations and paralyse innovation. It is therefore vital for leaders to focus efforts to manage change as they build out operations and embark on the journey to market. Success in part, will rely on their ability to support individuals and their team to understand the vision, the path to achieve it, how to overcome resistance and enable even the most reluctant to “join the dance.”
Over this three-article series, we will explore how leadership at emerging biopharmaceutical companies can manage change effectively, and build out and support high-performing teams in an evolving organisation.