Is your organization about to undergo a merger or acquisition? Or have you recently completed one? The impact of culture is like a strong ocean current. In countless ways, both obvious and invisible, it influences what employees focus on, talk about and look forward to. It guides their behavior in ways that can either enhance or erode performance. A cultural undertow can even wash out deals that otherwise have great strategic and operational potential.
Any corporate transaction brings with it cultural integration issues; they simply come with the territory. Getting ahead of these challenges — understanding what the differences are, how strong they are and what people expect to happen — is the only way to determine how best to address and resolve them. In M&A integrations, as in every other important endeavor, forewarned is forearmed. There are a myriad of ways to uncover what the cultural implications may be at all stages of the deal from due diligence to after the deal closes.
Towers Watson senior practitioners Adam Zuckerman and Mary Cianni present the critical factors that lead to successful cultural integration after a merger or acquisition. Join this HCI webcast to learn more about these approaches and how to apply them inside your company.