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CULTURE MASTERCLASS FOR M&A EXECUTIVES
Isely Associates International and Walking the Talk have joined forces to offer this one-day Culture Masterclass.
Melbourne 22 Feb 2017
London 28 Feb 2017
Amsterdam 2 Mar 2017
Sydney 26 Jul 2017
Singapore 19 Sep 2017
To learn more download details here or visit Walking the Talk.
INTRODUCTORY OFFER
M&A Capability Review

Take this time-limited opportunity to kick start preparation for your upcoming deal. Underway already? Use this offer to check progress and stay on track.

How Culture Operates – First 3 Months of a Merger

 

This post is by Jerome Parisse, originally published on the Walking the Talk website.  It is one in a series that Jerome and I are putting together to introduce a unique Culture Masterclass for M&A Executives, developed jointly by Isely Associates International and Walking the Talk. 

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 organisation. They may look like you, even talk like you.  On the surface they may be in the same business, and therefore undertake the same activities.  But very quickly you will notice that they are not the same as you.

Of course you will have heard some information already about how the other tribe operates.  Some of your members will have been involved in due diligence activities, or planning for the future acquisition.  Others may have worked there previously in their career.  Perhaps the other tribe was a past competitor, or someone you met at industry functions.  They might have been a customer, or a supplier.  You may share a parent, and be two divisions of the same group.  They will have a reputation regarding how culture operates, and you will know what it is.

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How to Manage Emotions in Mergers

 

This post is by Jerome Parisse, originally published on the Walking the Talk website.  It is one in a series that Jerome and I are putting together to introduce a unique Culture Masterclass for M&A Executives, developed jointly by Isely Associates International and Walking the Talk. 

Mergers are a unique situation culturally. 

During a merger or acquisition you have to manage culture in a different way.  Mergers accentuate cultural issues, which might have simmered along unnoticed in a ‘business as usual’ scenario.  Anyone who has been holding lingering doubts about whether there really is such a thing as culture will have no doubt after living through the first few months of a merger or acquisition.  Culture will jump up and hit you in the face!

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How to start

CULTURE MASTERCLASS FOR M&A EXECUTIVES
Isely Associates International and Walking the Talk have joined forces to offer this one-day Culture Masterclass.
Melbourne 22 Feb 2017
London 28 Feb 2017
Amsterdam 2 Mar 2017
Sydney 26 Jul 2017
Singapore 19 Sep 2017
To learn more download details here or visit Walking the Talk.
INTRODUCTORY OFFER
M&A Capability Review

Take this time-limited opportunity to kick start preparation for your upcoming deal. Underway already? Use this offer to check progress and stay on track.