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
Cultural Differences in Mergers & Acquisitions
Reality
Reality
How You Described Yourself
How You Described Yourself
Cultural Traits
Cultural Traits
Human Resources and Information Technology
Human Resources and Information Technology
Acquirer
Acquirer
Acquired Company
Acquired Company
Positive Messages and Messages to Avoid
Positive Messages and Messages to Avoid
Assessment Summary
Assessment Summary