Objectives

  • 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

Agenda

  • 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

Preclose

  • 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:


Communication Planning Objectives
Objectives
Agenda
Agenda
Communications Timeline
Communications Process – Suggested Approach
Communications Challenge
A Reminder: The Merger Challenge
Counter Intuitive Moves
Counter Intuitive Moves

PRITCHETT Point Of View: Common Communication Mistakes
Playing “Carnac the Magnificent”
Playing “Carnac the Magnificent”
Sugar Coating the Truth
Sugar Coating the Truth
Forgetting the “Me”
Forgetting the “Me”
Holding Back the Compliments
Holding Back the Compliments
Staggered Experiences
Staggered Experiences
Progress-to-Date
Progress-to-Date
Communication Team Charter
Communication Team Charter
Communications Team
Communications Team
Guiding Principles
Guiding Principles
Audience Segmentation
Audience Segmentation
Key Communication Priorities
Key Communication Priorities
Next Steps
Next Steps