Executive Update

Resource & Competence Management: Your Most Valuable Asset in R&D

Posted May 13, 2019 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies
resource management

The ever-increasing pace of technology development and the emerging requirements for new cross-disciplinary competencies, especially in converging industries, place increasing demands on resource and competence management in R&D. If companies fail to develop, or target the wrong areas, consequences can be significant — and it can be difficult to recover. In this Executive Update, we examine a recent survey of large organizations worldwide on R&D best practices that shows how some leading companies are rising to the R&D challenge by developing resilience in their resourcing plans to avoid bottle­necks, taking a long-term view on required future competencies, and putting plans in place to develop competencies, often with external partners.

About The Author
Ben Thuriaux
Ben Thuriaux is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium and Principal at Arthur D. Little (ADL). He works across ADL’s Technology & Innovation Management and Energy practices and heads up the Energy practice’s Competence Centre in Technology, Innovation, and Digitalization. Mr. Thuriaux focuses on strategy, technology, and innovation management diagnostics and adapting innovation management best practices; organizational design and change… Read More
Charles Boulton
Charles Boulton is a Senior Associate at Arthur D Little (ADL) and a member of ADL’s Technology & Innovation Management practice. He focuses on R&D management, technology strategy, and change management, especially at the interface between product management and technical development. Previously, Dr. Boulton worked for a global controls company as an interim R&D Director and Product Director. Other research strategy and product… Read More
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