The cultural differences between the Acquirer and Acquired Company are identified.

Content

  • Reality
  • How You Described Yourself
  • Cultural Traits
  • Human Resources and Information Technology
  • Acquirer
  • Acquired Company
  • Messages
  • Assessment Summary
     


Except from Presentation:

Cultural Traits

Performance Management

  • Formal: Acquired Co. using incentive pay (bonuses) much more broadly and  deeply than Acquirer.
  • Informal: Both organizations expect managers to address performance on an on-  going, as-needed basis.

Communications

  • Acquirer’s preferred communication style is less structured; picking up the phone is typical in lieu of meeting in-person.

Spending Habits

  • The companies’ attitudes are quite similar. They are careful - willing to spend when a return is demonstrated or on safety.

Work/Life Balance

  • At both companies, people felt they had work/life balance.
  • If they were out of balance, it was their choice or an unusual spike in the business ...


Slide titles:



Cultural Differences in Mergers & Acquisitions

Reality

How You Described Yourself

Cultural Traits

Human Resources and Information Technology

Acquirer

Acquired Company

Positive Messages and Messages to Avoid

Assessment Summary