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Surviving M&A: How to Thrive Amid the Turmoil

The upheaval of mergers and acquisitions might cause anxiety. Don't be a victim! Learn to harness the opportunities of M&A to set your own career trajectory.

 

Making the Most of Culture Clash in M&A

In this article, we show you not only how to minimize the downside of culture clashes, but also how cultural differences can be leveraged to build a stronger organization.

 

Takeovers Don't Have to be Hostile: Reducing the Risk of Culture Clash in M&As

Despite the lessons of countless case studies, failure to consider the cultural compatibility of integrating companies remains a common pitfall.

 

12.05.12  Matthew McCreight

Are You Diving Into the Deep End of Your Talent Pool During M&A

Though talent is usually at the top of the list of strategic objectives at the start of a merger, it rarely is still there at the end. This article describes different ways to not only keep that top talent, but to use a merger as an opportunity to multiply talent.

 

M&A Payback in 100 Days

Learn how focusing on the transformation of the organization, gaining commitment from the leadership team, and developing a culture of breakthrough performance can create a new company that is more competitive, capable, and successful than either company could have…

 

Lessons of Scale: Large Deals by Large Companies

Lessons of Scale: Large Deals by Large Companies analyzes and illustrates the key lessons to be learned from major M&A activity in large companies. The article takes an organization development perspective and examines the role leaders can take.

 

04.16.12  Patrice Murphy

Pleasing the In-Laws: Integrating M&A Across Cultures

Managing a merger across borders is not for the faint of heart. However, by learning how to avoid obstacles such as cultural myopia, differences in leadership styles and customer misunderstanding, an integration leader can actually leverage cross-cultural differenc…

 

Reaping the Rewards of Cross-Business Collaboration in Mergers and Acquisitions

The success rate for mergers and acquisitions could increase considerably if managers from the two companies jointly developed a “merger intent,” a picture of what the combined organization should look like one year later.

 

The Merger Dividend

Mergers present unique opportunities to develop leaders. Don't let the next deal slip through your fingers. This article describes how companies can maximize the growth opportunities inherent in a merger by developing three specific leadership areas.

 

04.25.11  Suzanne Francis

6 Steps to Improve Your Post-Merger Integration Fitness

Take the time now to assess your M&A preparedness and decide how to make your organization among the “fittest” for Post-Merger Integration.

 

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