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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

Summary

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

Overview

Steps

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 1 of 4: Determine Role Requirements

Tasks

Step 2 of 4: Build Stakeholder Relationships

Tasks

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

Tasks

Step 4 of 4: Formalize Personal and Functional Goals

Tasks

Review Your Performance

Recommended by the Authors

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