Resilience Rx: Merger and Acquisition Adventures

Our client had acquired three competitors, tripled their headcount, and quintupled their revenue in a four-year period. Revenue had surged from $50 million to $250 million as they moved rapidly through two key inflection points (each inflection point resulted in essentially an entirely new company).

Though mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are an exciting and powerful path to rapid growth, they often bring tremendous stress, leading to Critter State behavior.


The amount of change from the acquisitions had hurt employee retention due to three competing cultures. One culture ...

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