Those of us who have been involved in large-scale Mergers and Acquisitions are well aware of the risk to the businesses and profitability when employees of both companies feel uncertain about their own and the company’s future. As words like ‘customer’ disappear from the company conversation and are replaced by anxiety and questions like “will I have a job after all this?” then it is definitely time to take action.
At Thompson Dunn, we believe that the Decision Profile is an invaluable tool to assist CEOs and change leaders at these crucial moments in time. Merging two quite disparate corporate cultures and ensuring that the ensuing merged entity has a common ‘language’ and understanding, is a complex and difficult challenge. However, tackled it needs to be!