Our latest digest of culture change takes a look the ingredients needed for successful cultural transformation, organisational health, plus mistakes and qualities of leaders.
Our latest digest of culture change takes a look a companies with acclaimed culture, pitfalls of mergers, tips from the cream of the CEO crop and pearls of wisdom from Carolyn Taylor.
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.
Two organisations come together.
Each group gets to see what the other looks like. Specifically what you see are the behaviours, symbols and systems of the other organisation. They may look like you, even talk like you. On the surface they may be in the same business, and therefore undertake the same activities. But very quickly you will notice that they are not the same as you.