Building a Dynamic Pharmaceutical Company

Building a Dynamic Pharmaceutical Company

Posted: May 25, 2012 in Case Studies

Whenever a new leader comes into a business, change is expected. Smart leaders take time to assess what needs to be done, who are the right executives to keep and how fast change needs to happen to achieve their mandate. In most cases, the amount of change that occurs is minor, more like small tweaks and some personnel changes.

Every now and then a leader comes along who radically changes a business for the better. This particular leader arrived in Australia on her first time expatriate assignment. It was a mature business, outside of the top ten in its industry. One product - a cash cow, had been supporting the rest of the business for a number of years. This was being challenged by aggressive competitors; profits were falling; revenues were flat. Staff turnover was low for those who had been in the organisation for over fifteen years but high for new employees. The organisational culture was described as a “country club” and “stale”. Our team was asked to help.. More ...

From Silo To Shared Agenda

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The team leader was frustrated with the ongoing competing agendas that were pervasive amongst his team members. He suggested there was a strong silo-mentality and very limited internal collaboration - a surprise to him as a new leader to the organisation. . More ...

Leading in ambiguity

Posted: May 22, 2012 in Case Studies

An established and credible HR professional, our client was rewarded with the stretch of ‘Acting’ as head of regional function as the Global organisation implemented strategic, technical and operational changes that would significantly affect the local business as well as the HR function.. More ...

Learning Together-Apart

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A pharmaceutical company had invested in developing its leadership team over the previous twenty four months with evident success. The financial results were improving. The organisation was considered to be stable after a period of instability over a number of years. Recent product launches were successful. Staff engagement was on the rise.
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Moving To Business Partner

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This client, Head of Function in Global FMCG organisation, was operating in a system with multiple competing priorities. For example, there were global changes in the structure including changes of reporting lines and key personnel. This was at the same time as an adjustment in the focus of the business, closing of manufacturing operations and its associated employee, industrial complexities and changing regulatory requirements.
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Show Us What You’ve Got

Posted: May 15, 2012 in Case Studies

Coming to Australia is often a dream come true for many executives and their families. After all the climate is fantastic, the beaches are clean, food is world class, the political environment is stable and generally the move is the first step in an international career! Executives coming from English speaking countries ‘should feel right at home’ according to the ‘Aussie twang’. Right? Wrong!...
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