Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Change Agent": The 5 R’s of Change

I'm in Dubai, UAE where I’m speaking today to a global group of business managers on the topic of change management.

In our industry of life sciences, “Change Agent” is defined as a catalyst to spur the transformation of molecules during chemical synthesis.  It can accelerate the rate of reactions, providing a pathway between reactants and the end product that requires far less energy than the transformation would take on its own.  Medicinal chemists might use change agents to make the discovery phase much easier, and reactions may also further streamline production of drugs.

In my talk, I’ll frame this change agent mechanism of action to management – preparing and aligning resources, considering and planning contingencies, as well as anticipating and altering our OWN reactions.

I’ll be reviewing The 5 R’s of Change:
  1. Relevance 
  2. Risk
  3. Roadblocks
  4. Rewards
  5. Repetition
Looking forward to sharing more in future blogs.

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