1. Business-minded scientists can define deliverables in a project and come up with reasonable timelines for meeting these objectives. Business-minded scientists can meet deadlines.
2. Business-minded scientists can envision a budget for meeting project milestones and stay within a defined budget.
3. Business-minded scientists can see early when a project needs to be killed, and communicate the justification for ending a project clearly to superiors.
4. Business minded scientists are in the habit of communicating their work in terms of dollars. With this process we saved X dollars. We met this deliverable ahead of schedule and saved X dollars, and so on.
Dave Jensen wrote:Really great thread, thanks RGM . . .
In the many years I've worked for companies, I've never been asked to find a plain-vanilla scientist. It is ALWAYS the "business minded scientist" that companies want to employ, even if the work is at the bench.
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