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Why you can never over-communicate during the M&A process

[fa icon="calendar'] 13-Dec-2016 12:36:05 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in mergers and acquisition, Mergers, Communication, Culture Management, M&A

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One of the great challenges in M&As and other deals concerns how people feel. As the various steps of a merger go on, most people will feel a combination of insecurity, anger, arrogance, feeling undervalued, and grieving. When people feel strong emotions, they are not always as rational as they would be if they didn’t have those emotions.

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How to manage culture and emotions in an M&A

[fa icon="calendar'] 17-Nov-2016 17:11:00 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in mergers and acquisition, Managing culture, M&A, managing emotions, managing behaviours

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Mergers are a unique situation culturally. Consequently, you you have to manage culture in a different way during a merger or acquisition.

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Why culture must be on the M&A agenda from the very start

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Nov-2016 12:25:36 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in mergers and acquisition, Mergers, culture managment, M&A

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Senior executives and deal team members are best placed, but often under-prepared, to drive effective cultural outcomes.

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Cultural Diligence: Make it a Priority

[fa icon="calendar'] 07-Nov-2016 11:42:43 / by Isely Associates International posted in mergers and acquisition, Mergers, M&A, Cultural diligence

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Make cultural diligence a priority to ensure that culture enables, rather than detracts from, merger success. These fundamentals, reinforced in content from earlier posts, are crucial in the strategy and early deal stages.

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Culture strategy in an M&A: Where context is everything

[fa icon="calendar'] 19-Oct-2016 11:21:25 / by Walking the Talk posted in mergers and acquisition, M&A, Culture strategy

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It may seem the obvious thing to do, but many organisations undertaking M&A do not effectively articulate and communicate the business case that underpins their decision to merge or acquire. Often this results in unexpected business and cultural outcomes, and this should be central to your culture strategy in M&A.

Only by understanding overall business context and deal rationale is it possible to develop and execute a coherent culture strategy aligned to realizing value from a deal, as well as enabling future business outcomes for a combined organization.

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