Content

Several Ways to Address Cultural Issues
Four Possible Scenarios for Culture Integration
Advantages to Each Approach
Why Are Post-Merger Cultural Issues Difficult to Manage
Consequences of Culture Conflict
Culture Differences Can Cause Integration Failure
3 Important Drivers of Cultural Issues
Components of Culture Change Programs

Why are Post-Merger Cultural Issues Difficult to Manage?

  • Culture is frequently ‘under the surface’ i.e. not obviously visible – driven by values, beliefs, norms, mental models, different expectations
  • Cultural ‘hot spots’ within the two organizations may simmer for awhile before causing major problems
  • Root causes of cultural issues might be in different areas than where the issues appear
  • Culture is deep rooted, created over a company’s history, and therefore extraordinarily difficult to change ...


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Post-Merger Integration Culture

Content

Several Ways to Address Cultural Issues

Four Possible Scenarios for Culture Integration

Advantages to Each Approach

Why are Post-Merger Cultural Issues Difficult to Manage

Consequences of Culture Conflict

Culture Differences Can Cause Integration Failure

3 Important Drivers of Cultural Issues

Components of Culture Change Programs