Chapter Eleven“But They're So Different”: Cultural Integration

The greatest remaining obstacle our company must overcome to be more consistently successful with integration? Cultural integration by far is #1. There always seems to be a battle between the existing vs. new culture.

Respondent's comment in The State of M&A Integration Effectiveness Survey, 2014

Achieving and sustaining the strategic goals of a merger or acquisition will be difficult at best and, for many organizations, seemingly impossible. Most integration initiatives fall short of reaching their goals when the rubber hits the road: during implementation and follow-up. In fact, in a survey of almost ninety M&A professionals, 92 percent of the respondents said that their deals ...

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