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R&D objectives are hard to write
Some R&D objectives tend to be around supporting others. You need to be clear exactly what this means. Other R&D objectives about keeping up with the latest research and ‘networking’ can be very vague and woolly.
Cascading objectives in R&D can be more difficult than in other departments so we’ve given an example of how to do this effectively.
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Here are just a few real-life examples of badly written R&D objectives. You’ll probably recognize some of them:
- Create a climate for innovation
- Support project X
- Provide high quality data to Team C
- Work with project X to improve efficiency and quality
- Use extensive networks to seek connections and to forge links
- To attend relevant conferences and meetings
Think about it – how can you possibly know if you have met any of these objectives? Get these objectives right and you’ll find they are easier to achieve and you will be able to work out your plan effectively.