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There’s No Place Like Home: Why Teleconferencing/commuting is a Better Option for Large-Scale Meetings at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Managerial Applications of Information Technology, MIS 535

Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University

March 17, 2013

There’s No Place Like Home: Why Teleconferencing/commuting is a Better Option for Large-Scale Meetings at Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Subject

The purpose of this proposal is to discuss what the potential impact would be if Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, implemented a system of teleconferencing/telecommuting for meetings that involve large numbers of employees from multiple geographical areas.

Business Problem

Currently, when Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. deems it necessary to disseminate a large amount of material and information to its employees, the company will conduct national meetings. National meetings require all employees nationwide, from specific divisions, to physically meet in one chosen destination for three to five days. These national meetings, while informative, incur enormous expenses related but not limited to the planning process, travel and logistics, production of meeting materials, and lost field productivity time of employees.

Company

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company of Johnson & Johnson, provides medicine for multiple different health concerns spanning several therapeutic areas. Janssen corporate headquarters are located in Titusville, New Jersey; however, there are thousands of field-based employees nationwide in the United States and Puerto Rico (Janssen, n.d.). According to a press release by Acquire Media on January 22, Janssen’s profits in the United States for 2012 were 12,421 million (2013).

General Benefits

The benefits gained from implementing a system of teleconferencing/commuting for large-scale meetings conducted by Janssen fall...
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