Culture isn’t just part of the M&A game …

Lou Gerstner, former CEO of IBM, once said culture isn’t just one aspect of the M&A integration game … it is the game. So, if culture integration is so critical to M&A success, why don’t more executives take it seriously?

  • More than 50 percent of executives who execute mergers or acquisitions rarely or never conduct formal cultural assessments.
  • Only 4 percent of executives include culture-specific questions in their due-diligence checklist.
  • Just 2 percent of organizations contract with an outside firm to conduct a “culture analysis” or compatibility study.

Without a concerted, strategic plan in place to bring the two organizations together — your transaction value will quickly diminish. Don’t make this mistake. Read this article to discover three things you can do to ensure culture integration is a success.

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2018-05-09T16:18:33+00:00 February 19th, 2018|

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OnMessage is the B2B communications consultancy executives call when it counts. When strategic shifts in the business take place, when financial performance is on the line and when the message absolutely must deliver material business results.

About OnMessage

OnMessage is the B2B communications consultancy executives call when it counts. When strategic shifts in the business take place, when financial performance is on the line and when the message absolutely must deliver material business results.

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