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Category: Business Transformation


Post Merger Integration: Cultural Alignment is a Prerequisite for Value Creation

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Post Merger Integration research over the past decades has shown that a great deal of mergers and acquisitions did not yield the desired value. Many surveys mention insufficient attention to the people and cultural aspects of the integration as one of the main causes of failure. Overlooking or underestimating the effect of cultural differences can seriously hinder the integration process and can destroy value. Read more …

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Leading Change in the 21st Century: The Power of Letting Go

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The story goes that the hunters put an apple in a glass jar with a narrow opening and leave the jar deep into the jungle under a tree. In the evening the monkeys come out of the trees triggered by…

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Leading Change: Breaking Through the Fear of Mistakes

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“The team is already four months involved in this change process. They are informed in detail about the reasons for the change and the objectives that were set by the executive board. The phase of ‘not knowing’ or ‘not understanding’…

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Leading Change: What does Change mean to You?

You find two kinds of leaders, those who lead change as a continuous learning and improvement experience versus those who do not … yet. And their mental models are reflected in the successes people achieve. Read more …

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Post Merger Integration: Who is your Enemy?

My sons play baseball. They love the game and are both playing in the same team. It is a team of young kids between 11 and 14 years old and living in Brussels gives an extra flavor to their team;…

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Organization Development: The True Meaning of ‘People come First’

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A few weeks ago I received an unexpected call from a senior executive (I will call him Thomas) of a company I worked with some years ago. We had not seen each other for a long time and it was…

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Leading Cross-Cultural Teams: Do you Understand the Cultural Differences within your Team?

Creating people alignment is crucial to your business success. It always has been and always will be. But what does this mean in our current business environment where the globalization has spread like a fire? What is the impact on…

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Leading Change: 6 Signs that tell you might be dealing with Compliance rather than Commitment

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In my earlier post Why Alignment is crucial for those who Lead Change I explained how a lack of alignment can lead to compliance instead of commitment and how this can be a serious setback in achieving change. In all the…

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Why Alignment is Crucial for those who Lead Change

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“We decided on a clear strategy, but up to now we still didn’t succeed to put this strategy into action.” “How many times do I have to convince my people that this change is necessary for us? They clearly told…

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