Admins Support 65% More Pharma Operations Execs than Rule-of-Thumb Dictates

Friday, March 21, 2008 General News J E 4
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., March 20 The administrativeorganization model of choice for most companies is decentralized withadministrative assistants reporting to team or functional leaders rather thanto a central administrative group. Also, three-quarters of the companiessurveyed indicate current administrative staffing levels as being adequate andnearly 70 percent have not reported any plans for administrative staffingreductions, according to research by Best Practices, LLC, a leadingpharmaceutical research firm.

Download a complimentary sample of this research, "RightsizingAdministrative Support for Competitive Advantage," at

The study analyzes staffing ratios and deployment models foradministrative staff in commercial operations and brand marketing teams andalso examines:

"Rightsizing Administrative Support for Competitive Advantage" reflectsthe type of research Best Practices, LLC conducts for members of its BusinessExcellence Board (, a research and advisoryservice for health care and pharmaceutical executives.

For information on other services by Best Practices, LLC and its BusinessExcellence Board, contact Cameron Tew at or919-403-0251, ext. 246.


Best Practices, LLC, conducts work based on the simple yet profoundprinciple that organizations can chart a course to superior economicperformance by studying the best business practices, operating tactics andwinning strategies of world-class companies. For more than 15 years, ourhighly credentialed research staff has conducted primary research exclusivelyfor our Fortune 500 client base.-- Ratio of Pharma Operational FTEs to Administrative FTEs -- Ratio of Administrative FTEs to Promoted Brands -- Centralization of Administrative Staff -- Handling of HR Management Tasks for Administrative Staff -- Flexibility of Administrative Headcount -- Trends in Administrative Support Levels

SOURCE Best Practices, LLC


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