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If the time between the signing and close of M&A deals feels like it’s taking longer, it’s not just you. However, companies can use this time to their advantage. The M&A golden period provides an opportunity to prepare for the combination. In doing so, executives can better ensure a smooth transition and help the future entity be more successful.
Authors: Angus Hodgson, Han Liem, Pablo Morillo, Vincenzo Sposato | Source: "Kearney" | Subject: Mergers & Acquisitions
In today’s business environment, companies seeking to transform all or part of their businesses need to create value quickly.
Authors: Louisa Greco, Zachary Silverman | Source: "McKinsey Quarterly" | Subject: Change Management
Unlike pay and other financial rewards, being praised and recognized is an expression of care, and this—and not money—affects the hearts in people. Here are five habits leaders must develop in order to maximize the effect of recognition and thereby derive its greatest benefits.
Author: Mark C. Crowley | Source: "Chief Executive" | Subjects: Human Resources, Management, Motivation, Organizational Behavior
Companies clearly need a better way to manage complexity. In our work with clients and in our research, we believe, we’ve found a different and far more effective approach. It does not involve attempting to impose formal guidelines and processes on frontline employees; rather, it entails creating an environment in which employees can work with one another to develop creative solutions to complex challenges. This … [ Read more ]
Author: Yves Morieux | Source: "Boston Consulting Group (BCG)" | Subjects: Management, Organizational Behavior
Before companies can benefit from collaborations, they must be clear about their role.
Author: Michael G. Jacobides | Source: "strategy+business" | Subject: Strategy
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