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    Improving Research and Development (R&D)

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    Describe different polices that could be instituted to encourage productive links between research and development.

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    1. Memo formats could be formalized so that information flows are the same in both areas. The memo formats could be specific to the R&D department, so they are easily recognizable by those in the department.
    2. Researchers and developers could meet regularly to discuss current R&D projects and how both sides are addressing new products. Innovation variations could be discussed as well.
    3. Open brainstorming sessions could be scheduled to address competition ...

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    A discussion on ways to improve the process and relationships between the research department and the development department.