When it comes to research operations at the BA BE CRO, it is important to make decisions based on operational data. You need to reflect on the challenges faced last year to set realistic goals.
A new year is all about new resolutions, new challenges and a perfect time to reflect on the challenges
faced in the previous year. It's also the time to set new goals and do everything you can to achieve them
in the best possible manner. Looking forward, what is it that can make the new year count in a more
meaningful way? May be you want to reset the targets for your team or upgrade your equipment or
simply do something in a way that you can measure up to your own expectations. It could be anything,
but the point is- are you ready for this change? Are you ready to rectify whatever it takes to move on
with determination and take on new challenges? Are you ready to grow bigger and better?
Reflect and rectify
When it comes to research operations at the BA BE CRO, it is important to make decisions based on
operational data. You need to reflect on the challenges faced last year to set realistic goals. You need to
identify the areas that need improvement and assess the workflows. Whether it is for clinical trials or
conducting BA/BE studies, you need to review them to make actionable decisions. There are questions
you need to ask- did the workflows serve your needs, did the processes ever pose a challenge and
seemed less equipped to deal with certain situations, did the workflows or the communication get in the
way of achieving timelines? These are all important questions every BA BE CRO should ask to identify
the challenges that are hindering research efforts.
Identify areas for growth and improvement
There must be some way for you to grow and become better than you used to be. The answer may lie in
the data you collect or the metrics you track. For all you know, you have the necessary resources but
you just didn't care enough to maximize your investments. Now is the time to do that. The data you
collect will give you an idea about your performance and the efforts you put in to achieve it. You need to
evaluate it to understand if the efforts were wasted in any way or if you could find out alternative
methods to get more out of the same amount of efforts. See if you can earn something in terms of time
savings. May be the way you maintain reports needs to be reviewed so you can save more time and use
it constructively for BA/BE studies or any other task.
Set realistic goals
Goals are more achievable when they are based on actual operational data. Once you identify the areas
that have scope for improvement, you can discuss them with the concerned teams and set attainable
goals. This approach gives the staff the assurance that the goals are fair indeed and the organization is
not trying to exploit them in any way. Wherever possible, you can set team goals instead of individual
goals so as to make the whole process enjoyable and achievable.