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Decoding Talent Matrix

By Victor Kleinman

The COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed transformation within the life sciences industry, fostering unprecedented collaboration among global organizations to develop and distribute vaccines swiftly. Successful adaptation to digitalized business models and flexible work arrangements became essential.

Biopharma companies, alongside government entities and research institutions, balanced the urgent need for vaccine development by ensuring employee safety and productivity. Collaboration among healthcare systems and governmental bodies further facilitated efficient vaccine distribution. The convergence of these challenges prompted a reevaluation of organizational structures within global Biopharma companies.

Historically characterized by hierarchical structures and slow decision making, these companies shifted towards agile, collaborative models inspired by the biotech sector. Increased funding and progress in early-stage biotechs, alongside rising deal-making activities, provided insights for large pharmaceutical companies to adopt more efficient and nimble organizational cultures.

This whitepaper offers valuable insights into the evolving landscape of talent within the life sciences space.

Global biopharma is looking at further leveraging lean and agile cross-functional leaders who empower employees to be accountable — with the support of smart and savvy governance.
Deconstructing the Concept of Hierarchy
Not realizing that every function has an opinion is a common mistake in the pharma industry, and it results in the project team struggling to find the best possible solution.
Understanding Cross-Functional Phenotypes
Pushing authority and accountability on teams is very different from affording them the opportunity to feel accountable and make decisions.
The Future of the Industry
The fast and smart talent desired by all companies need not always come from the top down.