Maintaining A Productive Workforce During A Consolidation Process

Whether a company is consolidating its own business units or merging entirely with another firm, it represents a shift in culture for employees: processes change, routines become unsettled, and positions are often eliminated. In these situations, the author recommends that executive leadership make employees a priority, keeping them informed of the changes that will affect them. "Changes," says the author, "should be made with an eye toward creating a functional, productive workforce." Take time to understand the cultures involved. In the work environment, culture refers to how things get done, that is, leadership styles, employee demographics, hierarchy, and so forth.

Provided by: American Management Association Topic: CXO Date Added: Jan 2010 Format: HTML

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