Post-Merger Integration Blog

De-risk PMI technology projects and increase certainty for your M&A deal.

Fresh ways to engage your Post-Merger Integration Staff

Posted by Hutton Henry on 09-Jan-2018 15:53:13

We’ve looked before at the significance of employee engagement in our article: How important is company culture to staff engagement? Improving employee engagement increases motivation and in turn productivity. But how can you achieve this in PMI or other disruptive scenarios?

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Topics: Post-Merger Integration, Employee Engagement

"Selling" is an essential skill for Post-Merger Integration teams.

Posted by Hutton Henry on 04-Jan-2018 09:31:58

A few years ago, I was asked to help with a troubled PMI project - the project and technical leads both demonstrated communication issues; as in they didn't listen to the tech staff from an acquired business. There were concerns that their behaviour was harming the relationship between the technology teams who had only recently met.

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Topics: M&A, Post-Merger Integration

My thoughts on being an Operations Director.

Posted by Dave Refault on 19-Dec-2017 10:00:00


  It’s been exceptionally busy in the office over the past few months with taking on more staff and moving to a larger office, and so I now reflect on my role here at Beyond. I hope you find it interesting.
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How important is company culture to staff engagement?

Posted by Hutton Henry on 18-Dec-2017 11:00:00

Every company has its own set of characteristics. These may have evolved over many years or been the same since an organisation’s inception.

A company’s character or culture is the intangible ethos that drives it as a business. It’s about how groups of people interact with each other and the values they share. Your company culture is a strong influence on how your employees do their jobs and the attitude they take towards you, their employer.

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Topics: M&A, Post-Merger Integration

Motivating Demotivated Teams in Mergers and Acquisitions

Posted by Hutton Henry on 15-Dec-2017 14:50:08

The post-merger integration phase is a tricky time for all businesses.

In this crucial period, you need your teams to be motivated – yet this is just when staff morale can drop, if not handled carefully. If one employee is feeling demotivated this negative attitude can spread to their colleagues.In a situation like this, action needs to be taken swiftly to avoid one person dragging a whole team down.

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Topics: M&A, Post-Merger Integration

8 Ideas for Maintaining Business Stability.

Posted by Dave Refault on 12-Dec-2017 10:00:00

A fаѕt grоwth business sounds great right? Revenues are up, your getting the media attention – hell you might even be famous in your sector. We see businesses that have thrived and failed off the back of rapid expansion. Uber for example has had stratospheric growth – however it continues to struggle with its internal organization.

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Why People Management is Changing for the Better

Posted by Dave Refault on 07-Dec-2017 15:17:12

How often is an organization praised for its people management? Not nearly enough, but that’s beginning to change as companies start to see parallels between customer experience and employee experience.

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Topics: Team Management

Managing multi-generational technology workforces in a PMI project

Posted by Hutton Henry on 29-Nov-2017 21:14:10

Today’s technology departments are generally made up of people from diverse backgrounds and of different ages.

There are the graduates and apprentices, then the Generation X in their 40s and 50s, and even some older Baby Boomers. This multi-generational environment can be beneficial as it combines modern and legacy ideas. Traditional approaches can work simultaneously with contemporary methodologies.

When the young learn from the old and vice versa, you’ve got an ideal creative mix. However, cracks can begin to show when the pressure is on.

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Topics: M&A, Post-Merger Integration, Employee Engagement

Take a People First, Technology Second Approach to PMI

Posted by Hutton Henry on 20-Nov-2017 15:53:47

When you merge two companies, it’s not just two technology environments (or more) that need to become one; you’re also bringing together groups of people from varying backgrounds. Sometimes the acquiring and acquired company can be very similar in culture and ethos - but more often they can be poles apart.

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Topics: M&A, Post-Merger Integration

Avoid Hidden Costs in Your Post Merger Integration Project

Posted by Hutton Henry on 15-Nov-2017 21:38:24

Every company’s technology environment is different because it has evolved over time. Which means, one size never fits all. Therefore, it’s always necessary to do an in-depth assessment before you plan your PMI project. If you fail to carry out this level of due diligence, hidden costs and potential delays will emerge as you progress.

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Topics: M&A, Post-Merger Integration