While identifying and commercializing emerging technologies is a difficult and challenging task the rewards for the company can be substantial and failure to embrace new technologies and integrate them into the company’s business model can have significant adverse consequences. It is important, therefore, for all companies, from start up businesses to established global enterprises, to understand and apply the basic guidelines in this report for successfully exploiting emerging technologies.
This report describes the key steps for collecting the information necessary to properly design an organizational compliance program. Things that need to bedone include document collection and review, interviews, assessment of the existing compliance environment, preparation and presentation of a final report to the board of directors and senior executives and continuous monitoring and follow-up.
Teams are crucial elements for success and organizations that grow and prosper generally have learned how to manage their teams effectively. In this report I lay out a few ideas for maximizing team performance including ways to create the necessary foundations for collaboration and trust among team members. Also important are the technical and management skills of the team leader.