The actions around staffing decisions will determine the success or failure of the entire effort more than any other single factor.
In this chapter you will learn:
• Keeping the best employees is critical, but they are the ones who can get jobs most easily.
• Financial incentives to stay need to be applied with great care. They can backfire.
• The lowest performers can cause problems during the transition. Be vigilant.
• How the downsizings occur will govern the level of trust going forward.
Whenever two groups merge, there is a change in personnel and positions. Typically there are fewer slots after a merger, ...