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Ignition Guide to Managing Your First 100 Days as a New Head of R&D

Published: 23 January 2019

ID: G00428532

Analyst(s): Research and Development Research Team


New or transitioning heads of R&D can use this step-by-step guide to successfully navigate the first 100 days in a new organization by understanding organization context and stakeholders’ expectations, assessing team capabilities, building trust, and setting personal and functional priorities.

Table Of Contents



Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 1 of 4: Determine Role Requirements


Step 2 of 4: Build Stakeholder Relationships


Step 3 of 4: Identify the Team Capabilities Required to Support the Enterprise


Step 4 of 4: Formalize Personal and Functional Goals


Review Your Performance

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