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The Practice of Change | Part I | Communication

The first in a three-part series on how businesses have redrawn the map after economic headwinds After the seismic economic shift we witnessed between 2008 and 2012 – whether it was induced by business downturns, right sizing, outsourcing, or merger / acquisition – it became evident that something had to...

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Street Talk: A Mid-Year Review of Challenges and Trends

Over the last six months, members of the TayganPoint team have been both speaking at and attending a variety of conferences in the area of Life Sciences, Health Care, Shared Services, Regulatory and Technology Advancement.  During our travels, we’ve encountered a number of emerging trends we feel are worth sharing. ...

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How Customer Centric is Your Strategy?

No one would argue that development of the proper business strategy and then execution of that strategy is a core competency of most successful organizations.  And yet we find clients who are very good at setting strategy around any number of business facets; and yet they fail to define a...

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The Hammers and Nails of R&D Portfolio Management:  A Fool With a Tool is Still a Fool 

After attending a recent R&D portfolio and resource management conference, and listening to presenters from both large, established, and rising star pharmaceutical companies and life science organizations, we were surprised to hear how many companies were grappling with issues related to transparency and consistency of data, the ability to drive...

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Paradigm Shift: Issues Facing Today’s CIO

Gone are the days of a company’s lone “IT person” – a mysterious and omniscient entity, sitting in an over-sized coat closet with fans running 24/7 to keep servers cool as they answered endless questions related to all things related to corporate technology. Evolution has been kind to IT support,...

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What to Do From Deal Announcement to Deal Close

When a major merger or acquisition is announced, it is typically met with a combination of excitement and anxiety by the employees at the respective companies. The focus of this article will be on one of the most critical steps to occur at both companies very shortly after deal announcement:...

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Leadership Challenges During a Major Merger or Acquisition

Mergers & acquisitions are a challenging undertaking requiring strong and engaged leadership to drive success.   Some of the biggest challenges can be found in the people side of the equation – the uncertainty and stress – that require a leader who understands that the value of a company is based...

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