Creating a culture of productivity and collaborative innovation: Orion's R&D transformation
2015 – In this article ‘Creating a culture of productivity and collaborative innovation: Orion’s R&D transformation’,Thong & Lotta describe the workplace innovation in an R&D organization.
Faced with a weak new-product pipeline, functional silos, a hierarchical management style, and an inward-looking mindset, Orion’s R&D organization needed to dramatically improve its productivity and adapt to a new R&D paradigm sweeping across the pharmaceutical industry. In response, its R&D management team designed and implemented an organizational transformation process based on proactive culture change. Through incremental initiatives and a comprehensive reorganization, the company built a more open, collaborative, and results-oriented R&D organization able to thrive in the evolving pharmaceutical industry.
Thong R., Lotta T. ‘Creating a culture of productivity and collaborative innovation: Orion’s R&D transformation’. (2015) Research Technology Management, 58 (3), pp. 41-50.
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