The Syneos Health Podcast

Learning Agility in Medical Affairs

March 16, 2021 Jeffrey Stewart
The Syneos Health Podcast
Learning Agility in Medical Affairs
Show Notes

Being prepared for what you know is going to happen is hard enough, but how can you get ready for the unexpected? The answer: learning agility.

Learning agility is a set of skills, competencies and mindsets that support an organization’s ability to respond in unforeseen situations. In fact, higher levels of learning agility could help to “future proof” organizations against challenges of turbulent times, and as such will likely become a differentiator for life science companies. Best of all, learning agility is a skillset that can be developed.

In this interview with Hasini Jayatilaka, PhD, Consultant and Data and Analytics Specialist, Scientific and Medical Affairs at Syneos Health, we discuss why learning agility is particularly beneficial in  Medical Affairs, six tangible ways of cultivating learning agility and a diagnostic tool that can score, analyze, benchmark and provide recommendations for improvement on an individual, functional and organizational level. 

Listen to our first podcast on Learning Agility here.

Read our white paper on Learning Agility on our Insights Hub here

To learn more about Medical Affairs at Syneos Health, click here

For more podcast episodes on Medical Affairs:

Medical Affairs from Zero

MA “Squared”: Medical Affairs Meets Market Access

Medical Affairs Series, Part One – A Foundation for Medical Affairs

Medical Affairs Series, Part Two – Measuring the Unmeasurable: Medical Affairs Metrics

Medical Affairs Series, Part Three – Moving to the Left

Medical Affairs Series, Part Four – Medical Affairs in the Field

Medical Affairs Series, Part Five – Medical Affairs in the Early Stage

Medical Affairs Series, Part Six – Commercial Plus Medical Affairs

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