With Five Weeks To Go – Time to Connect and Compare Notes

With 5 weeks left in 2012 and a new year right around the corner,  each week is an opportunity to focus in on one area that creates new opportunities in 2013.  Between now an the end of the year, your IN THE LOOP will feature a new tip each week.    So as we countdown to 2013…

Tip #5 – Connect and Compare Notes

(source: MS Clip Art)According to the Benchmarking Exchange, “Benchmarking is the process of measuring an organization’s internal processes then identifying, understanding, and adapting outstanding practices from other organizations considered to be best-in-class.”

When we benchmark, we connect with competitors and partners who are best-in-class to look at what they do and compare it to what we do.  Through this process, we both learn how we can serve our stakeholders better.

The end of the year is a a time when we tend to review what worked well during the year and what can be improved or built on in the coming one.  That makes now a great time to reach out, connect and compare notes.

AZBio is doing just that this week as we connect with partners at the annual meeting of the Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA) and the Council of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI).

    • The Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA) is a confederation of state-based, non-profit bioindustry trade organizations. The common mission of the members of the CSBA is to promote public understanding, and to advocate for public policies that support the responsible development of the bioscience industry and each CSBA member organization  is recognized by BIO as affiliate organizations in their respective states.
  • The Council of State Bioscience Institutes (CSBI) brings together state bioscience organizations and institutes from coast-to-coast in a nationally coordinated effort to ensure America’s leadership in bioscience innovation by delivering industry-led life science education, workforce development and entrepreneurship programs across the county.
By connecting with fellow our CSBA and CSBI members, along with leaders from BIO and our national partners, we are able to compare notes on current and future policies or programs that we can use to support our members and Arizona’s bioscience growth.
We’ll be comparing notes on:
  • State-based economic, tax, or business incentives that have had the greatest success (ROI)
  • Bioscience Industry  Workforce Development Programs
  • What’s expected to surface  at State Houses across the country
  • National issues that will affect our industry and our members.
  • Educational or Community programs

Stay tuned to your IN THE LOOP for Tip #4 next week.


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