- Communicate your expectations clearly with your staff members while setting team goals.
- Be ambitious, but don’t be aggressive.
- Accept opportunities and challenges, but make sure to pass responsibilities on to others so that they have a chance to shine.
- Acknowledge your strengths and be willing to admit to your weaknesses.
- Never stop asking questions. There is always more to learn and ways to improve.
- Display self-confidence, but don’t react defensively if someone gives you negative feedback. Try to seek the positive instead and thank the person. Always be professional. Maturity will take you far.
- Hope for the best, expect the worst and nothing will surprise you. Plan ahead for the unexpected. You’ll be more equipped to make confident decisions.
- Keep a lid on your stress levels, even when you feel like you have lost control of the situation. When you show certainty that all is well, you’ll inspire others to have confidence in you.
- The ability to reach candidates free means more job postings are being viewed by a larger amount of job seekers, including people who are not actively looking for a new position.
- Using social media lets employers identify candidates that are a potential fit for the company.
- Social media is a great environment for referrals, increasing your chances of finding candidates that excel in your space.
- Social media recruiting is a cost effective way of spreading information on a critical role across your network in an instant.
- Be true to your word. Be committed to constructing an excellent reputation for yourself by listening carefully and taking care of your employees needs efficiently. Keep an open dialogue and be sincerely interested in your employees concerns.
- Make sure to give constructive feedback, while not focusing on the negative, but instead on the employee’s specific strengths.
- Actively engage with your employees and get to know them. After all, we all have lives outside of the workplace.
- Keep your team centered on their goals. Always be accessible and work alongside them when you are needed in order to get the job done. Try not to micromanage, but instead let them have some freedom while still making yourself available for any advice that they might require.
- Present solutions to your employees problems that are designed to empower them and promote their success, instead of pointing out their flaws.
Biotech has been in practice to some degree for thousands of years, from ancient agriculture to early brewing, spanning centuries in between. The industry itself began merely decades ago, but technological advances have provided opportunities for our societies to grow, and the study and implementation of biotechnology is no exception. Public and private companies continue to support the research and advancement of biotech tools and products for food, medicine, and more.
Pharmacogenomics is a newer field of study in biotechnology and pharmacology, which “seeks to determine how a patient’s genetic profile affects his/her responses to particular medicines,” according to Amgen, a leader of biotech research. This will lead to a better understanding of the effects of test drugs in patients, based on genetic factors and abnormalities.
Relatedly, biomedicine is growing in leaps and bounds. Biologic medicines for over 250 diseases and 300 cancer-related conditions are currently in production reports the Biotechnology Industry Organization. More than 200 biomedicines have already been approved in recent years, and the industry continues to research treatments for terrible issues like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and AIDS.
Following national trends towards sustainable development, biotechnological research through BIO and other organizations is being used “to slow the use of nonrenewable resources, such as oil and mineral ores, to allow time for substitutes to be found and to avoid using renewable resources, such as water, soil and trees, faster than they are replenished.” The use of biofuels and agricultural biotech are aimed at working towards a more self-sustaining society through science.
In what many might consider a page from a science fiction novel, DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office is claiming research towards artificial intelligence, robotic aircrafts, and more “programs [that] operate across a wide range of scales, from individual cells to complex biological systems including mammalian and non-mammalian organisms and the macro- and micro-environments in which they operate.”
Biotechnology is leading the future across all fields of humanity. Keep up to date with the newest innovations and advancing applications and the experts in the fields. The future is within our reach.