Chapter X. Joining People and Teams Together

After months of waiting for something to happen, hearing rumors about what might be changing, hoping for the best and fearing the worst, employees now have to get down to work and make the combination's potential come to life. They do this within the context of their work teams, which are in turn formed within the framework of the overall organization and its culture. Efforts to build combined teams are also influenced by the psychological readiness of individual members. Some may feel confident, ready to move forward, and prepared for the challenges and opportunities ahead. Others may hold on to baggage carried over from their prior situation or picked up during their experience of the combination ...

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