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Reimbursement, regulatory and political issues weigh heavily on an organization's success in the marketplace, and thus the Government Affairs and Public Policy functions play a vital and growing role in overall organizational success in the biopharma sector. With the pharmaceutical industry placing a heavy reliance on their Government Affairs and Public Policy functions, it is essential for these groups to have structures that promote effectiveness and efficiency. That structural effectiveness needs to extend to how they are aligned with internal customers as well as external stakeholders. This study identifies the key drivers of Government Affairs organizational structure, internal customer alignment and reporting lines. Managers and executives in Government Affairs can use this research to compare their group's structure with leading organizations.
- Government Affairs & Policy group structures: Key trends & drivers of sub-group evolution
- Government Affairs & Policy leadership models: Effective reporting structures
- Government Affairs & Policy group models and structures
SAMPLE KEY METRICS
- Functional factors that describe how your Government Affairs group is organized
- Geographic factors that describe how your Government Affairs group is organized
- Approaches Government Affairs uses to align with internal customers
- Effectiveness of different staffing approaches for serving internal customers
- Approaches to integrating Federal, State and International GA structures
- Level of person leading your Government Affairs group
- Group that Government Affairs reports to
- Specialty areas within GA with sub-groups
- Is policy physically located in same place as Government Affairs
- Level of person leading Public Policy
- Policy's relation to Legal
- Where does PAC function reside
SAMPLE KEY FINDING
- Differentiated Services Are the Norm for Government Affairs: Almost three-quarters of participants said they vary the level of services – staffing, time, and responsiveness – across internal customers. The practice reflects the significant impact that Government Affairs can have on important business issues such as reimbursement and regulatory. It further underscores how small expert staffs provide services to diverse stakeholders while reflecting differences in stakeholder issues and impact.
Participants ranging from middle level management to senior executives at 15 leading bio-pharmaceutical, healthcare and medical device companies participated in the study. Field interviews and study analysis produced many observations and benchmark findings to reflect opportunities across the Public Policy and Government Affairs functions.