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Culture impact trumps culture fit in mergers

[fa icon="calendar'] 26-Aug-2016 14:48:55 / by Walking the Talk posted in Mergers and acquisition, Corporate culture, Culture planning, Culture survey

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The most effective work on culture begins well before a deal is in full swing.

With thoughtful preparation, a clear strategy and commitment to cultural alignment, organisations can improve their odds of achieving expected merger outcomes.

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The new culture consciousness: Culture really is word on everybody’s lips, including investors

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Jul-2015 17:24:15 / by Walking the Talk posted in Research, Corporate culture, Walking the Talk, Andres Fossas, Culture survey

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When many of us first entered the workforce, we believed that who we were at work should be different and kept separate from who we were at home. This was, after all, a prevailing paradigm in 20th century work practices. But artificially separating our identities in this way eventually led to increased tension, stress, and the introduction of work-life balance programs. Collectively, we gradually became aware that one couldn’t simply leave his or her mind and heart at the office as if it were a company laptop, and vice versa. We have now come to understand – largely through trial and error – that our private or personal lives naturally intertwine with and influence our work lives.

 

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