Authored by Zipher Medical Affairs, now part of Lumanity

Due to their organizational structure, many pharmaceutical companies are often faced with the challenges that arise from working in silos. Although the benefits of collaborating as a unified team are generally understood, the practice of working independently or solely within a function is reinforced by:

  • Long lists of tasks that need to be completed
  • Limited transparency into other groups
  • Lack of process to direct integration

These behaviors are typically present not only within the Medical Affairs team but also across the larger organization; silos occur at many different levels. Thus, identifying the areas of overlap and the channels for synergies is crucial to ensuring a truly integrated company. The following are a few examples of key programs where integration can maximize impact.