Managing Change

Stroope, Saundra; Hagemann, Bonnie
April 2010
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Apr2010, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p10
The authors discuss the impact of corporate mergers on employees. They state that aside from products and services, companies are made up of people who develop a culture. They claim that some mergers fail because they do not take in this human aspect of a corporate partnership. To address this problem, the authors suggest strategies including creating a vision of what the merger can mean, sharing it with the employees, creating a time-line to build a sense of urgency and involvement and keeping lines of communication open to retain those workers.


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