In this era of fast-paced change and industry disruption, companies must constantly evolve to strengthen their competitive position—or even survive. Increasingly, organizations are looking to mergers and acquisitions—even divestitures—as catalysts for this critical business transformation and innovation.
A successful merger or acquisition can be one of the quickest paths to strategic growth. But to deliver the value creation expected from the deal, companies should zero in on talent. Because today’s deals are about people... about acquiring
the capabilities needed to evolve, innovate and succeed in a fast-changing world. In fact, the most important attributes CEOs seek in deals are embedded in an organization’s talent—from innovation capabilities and client relationships to deep industry and geographic expertise.
What differentiates a highly innovative organization from the rest isn’t really about having cool and new ideas. As most would guess, it is about creating some kind of innovation culture, but what elements create and support highly innovative work environments?