Restructuring a Technology Transfer Office and Drinking from a
(Content presented at the AUTM Annual Meeting)
When the present Office of Technology Transfer needs an overhaul, several key issues need to be addressed, including determining shortcomings of the previous office administrators to understanding the goals of the upper administration. Once, those are assessed, formulating and executing a strategy is highly dependent on understanding the assets at your disposal and getting your staff buy into your vision. The amount of work that needs to go into transforming a technology transfer office while trying to keep up with the normal course of business is comparable to drinking from a fire hose. Keeping your sanity and your staff from jumping ship can be a tall order when you are in the middle of executing your turnaround strategy.
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