Walking the Talk Blog

Merger communication: Lessons from the trenches

When top executives are asked about lessons learned following a merger, acquisition or business sale, more often than not they say they would have invested much more ...
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The importance of being open: Culture leadership in an M&A

One of the most important characteristics of healthy leadership is openness. It sits alongside responsibility and being values-led as one of those traits that define ...
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Why you can never over-communicate during the M&A process

  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 ...
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How culture operates in the first 3 months

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 ...
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How to manage culture and emotions in an M&A

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