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Culture Change: Reads of the week 24.11

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-Nov-2017 09:09:00 / by Walking the Talk posted in Mergers and acquisition, Carolyn Taylor, Culture change, Corporate culture

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Our latest digest of culture change takes a look the ingredients needed for successful cultural transformation, organisational health, plus mistakes and qualities of leaders.

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Culture Change: Reads of the week 17.11

[fa icon="calendar'] 17-Nov-2017 10:18:57 / by Walking the Talk posted in Mergers and acquisition, Carolyn Taylor, Culture change, Corporate culture

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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.

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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, Communication, Culture management, Jerome Parisse-Brassens

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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 culture operates in the first 3 months

[fa icon="calendar'] 23-Nov-2016 15:11:45 / by Jerome Parisse-Brassens posted in Mergers and acquisition, Corporate culture, Team culture, Jerome Parisse-Brassens

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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. 

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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, 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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