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Is it possible to maintain company culture through a merger?

David Bator
by David Bator on January 13, 2020

If you've ever been through a merger you know that it's lip service to say that the integration will be a "merger of equals."

In an article for Inc. Magazine, contributing editor Jeff Haden explores "The Best Way to Integrate Two Company Cultures After an save company culture through a mergerAcquisition."

"Blending operations is relatively straightforward," he suggests. "Blending company cultures is nearly impossible."

Mergers are very disruptive to corporate culture. In most cases, everybody feels like they are losing something special.

In conversation with Art Papas, Haden found that common ground can be found in values. "So we share our core values."

"Our core values are a set of behavioral expectations," says Papas.

TemboSocial customer Workplace Safety & Prevention Services developed a strategy for using peer recognition as a tool to bring the different cultures within WSPS into a single conversation around achievement and accomplishment.

 

TemboSocial Helps WSPS Connect the “People Side”  of the Organization

 

David Bator
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