Post-Merger Integration Mistakes
- Little or No Pre-Close Planning:
When planning does not start before close, an integration starts more slowly and takes longer.
- Unclear Integration Strategy:
Acquirers should define a clear integration strategy early and before their teams begin to develop plans.
- Poor Prioritization:
Without effective prioritization, high-payback activities receive too little attention.
- Slow Organizational Planning:
Slow decision making on organizational design leaves employees in limbo and damages productivity and morale.
- Inadequate Communication Planning:
Communication is usually the worst managed aspect of integrations. People are often left out of the loop or receive mixed messages.