The yin-yang symbol represents the ancient Chinese understanding of how things work. In the context of merger integration, think of the white area (yang) as the “hard stuff” and the black area (yin) as the “soft stuff.” Yang is project management, yin is people management. So which do you think is more important?
Too often, merging organizations concentrate too heavily on one at the expense of the other. Both project and people management require adequate attention in order to realize the full potential of an acquisition.
PRITCHETT’s Merger Integration Certification Workshop does not take a piecemeal approach. It covers both the yin and yang.