• Level-set on integration communication best practices
  • Understand integration communication approaches and progress-to-date
  • Define Charter and Operating Model for Communications Team
  • Define a set of integration communication Guiding Principles
  • Discuss major audience segments
  • Discuss immediate communication needs
  • Identify next steps


  • Welcome
  • Objectives
  • Pritchett
  • Overview of approach
  • Merger communications perspective
  • Communications Progress-to-Date
  • Communication Team Charter Definition
  • Define Guiding Principles
  • Audience Segmentation
  • Key Communication Priorities
  • Next Steps


  • Division GM and IMO Lead communicate with subsidiary CEO
  • Division GM and IMO meet with subsidiary Executive Team about Integration process and timeline
  • Division GM and IMO lead plan Employee Day 1 events and coordinate Functional leads
  • Draft Supplier and Customer communications

Day 1 

  • Welcoming letter goes out from CEO and Division GM to all subsidiary employees
  • Talking Points for Day 1 event
  • IMO shares high-level integration plan with subsidiary employees
  • Division GM initiates communication of new management structure and reporting relationships

Day 15 ...





Slide titles:



Communications Process – Suggested Approach

A Reminder: The Merger Challenge

Counter Intuitive Moves

PRITCHETT Point Of View: Common Communication Mistakes

Playing “Carnac the Magnificent”

Sugar Coating the Truth

Forgetting the “Me”

Holding Back the Compliments

Staggered Experiences


Communication Team Charter

Communications Team

Guiding Principles

Audience Segmentation

Key Communication Priorities

Next Steps