By Monica C. Higgins, Edgar H. Schein
According to her examine of 800 biotechnology businesses and 3,200 biotechnology executives, Harvard enterprise tuition professor Monica Higgins chanced on that one firm–Baxter–was the breeding flooring for today’s such a lot winning biotechnology ventures. This phenomena of 1 association spawning an has also been noticeable within the high-tech (Hewlett-Packard) and semiconductor industries (Fairchild). even though, beforehand there was no compatible clarification of why and how those organizations were capable to create the following new release of leaders. Career Imprints exhibits why Baxter was once such a success in spawning senior executives and gives an figuring out of what it takes for a company to provide leaders that might dominate an for years yet to come. during this very important ebook, Higgins exhibits that an organization’s "career imprint"¾the results of corporation structures, constitution, method, and culture¾that staff take with them all through their careers is the major to making nice leaders. by way of knowing those components, employees, human source executives, and CEOs can research their very own organization’s profession imprint and enhance leaders.
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After a time at Baxter, a significant number of managers were “imprinted” with the qualities sought after in the biotech field just as it was starting a steep growth curve. The Baxter organizational career imprint, which was imbued with entrepreneurial spirit, was a relatively good match with what venture capitalists perceived as the requirements for running a biotechnology firm; the “career imprint” also influenced a significant number of Baxter managers to look to biotech as a possible next step in their careers.
Maybe we can find you an equivalent job in the company, or maybe you will have to leave the company. And you’re going to do that with my full support. ” President of International In 1979, Schmergel was promoted to president of the International Division. Although this career transition was definitely a promotion, it was a bittersweet change. qxd 2/8/05 2:48 PM Page 33 FROM BAXTER TO BIOTECHNOLOGY 33 Deerfield, and then travel the world extensively. As Schmergel explained, “My boss wasn’t six thousand miles from here.
His first linemanagement experience was in Central America. Schwartz told Schmergel to assess Baxter’s factory operations in Costa Rica, which were losing money. ” As Schmergel recalls: The general manager was probably suspicious, but he had no choice. ” I got to know all the people, traveled around Central America, and visited all the distributors [in] Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala. I went out to the field with the salespeople, and I spent a lot of time in the factory in San Jose. At the end of the summer, I sat down and wrote my report.
Career Imprints: Creating Leaders Across An Industry (J-B Warren Bennis Series) by Monica C. Higgins, Edgar H. Schein