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Strategy Power Plays: Winning Business Ideas from the World's Greatest Strategic Minds by Karen Mccreadie, Tim Phillips

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65 INTEGRATION IS ESSENTIAL

Master Sun talks of the importance of integrating the resources, both troops and equipment, won through battle: ‘Our own flags should be substituted for those of the enemy, and the chariots mingled and used in conjunction with ours. The captured soldiers should be kindly treated and kept.’

DEFINING IDEA…

‘There are three ways of dealingwith difference: domination,compromise and integration. Bydomination only one side gets whatit wants; by compromise neither sidegets what it wants; by integrationwe find a way by which both sidescan get what they wish.’

~ MARY PARKER FOLLETT,SOCIAL WORKER AND AUTHOR

Integration is an issue for business, whether it's new people joining a team or organisations merging through acquisition ...

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