Date Added: Dec 2009
Prepare yourself for the unknown. Overcoming the challenges associated with acquiring and integrating an organization after a bitter proxy fight and hostile takeover will test your leadership abilities, as well as those of your management and integration teams. It is very likely that this transaction will demand a higher level of strategic thinking, flexibility, and innovative problem-solving than any transaction your organization has ever tackled. Many of these challenges directly affect employees. Be prepared to defuse tension as you ask the acquired organization's leadership team and employees to commit to your company's terms and conditions, values, and mission.