Structure, Governance

We seek non-traditional ways to organize the governance function...

Structure refers to specialization or divvying up the roles and responsibilities of the R&D governance team across multiple individuals or entities. We subdivide governance activities and assign responsibilities, especially in larger companies, to allow greater effectiveness in our governance activities. Traditional divisions include:

  • By stage of investments, e.g., new, existing, retiring
  • By type of investments, e.g., infrastructure, improvement projects, acquisitions, revenue-producing entities
  • By activities with investments, e.g., administrative, oversight, commercialization+, organization

Traditional approaches do not provide the governance team with the means to build expertise as demanded by the Governance Principles.

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