Post-Merger Integration Blog

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

How to Make Your Tech Projects More Fun

Posted by Hutton Henry on 03-Apr-2018 12:27:22

The words ‘work’ and ‘fun’ can go together. But you can’t force it.

By this, I mean the enforced fun of initiatives such as team building activities that no one actually wants to take part in.

The way to make work more enjoyable is to treat your employees with respect and give them the tools to do their jobs well. The way to make projects more fun is to get your staff working together towards a common purpose. And there are a number of ways to do this.

 

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Topics: Mergers and Acquisition, Employee Engagement, Team Management, emotions, behaviour, Culture, Purpose

Have your tech leaders assessed team cultures? 

Posted by Hutton Henry on 03-Apr-2018 11:27:30

The way M&A projects are handled has changed rapidly over recent years with new tools and methodologies being used to speed up integration.

IT teams are expected to rapidly deploy the latest methods to deliver integration projects faster. However, when you’re managing a post-merger integration (PMI) team, there are two phases to consider.

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Topics: M&A, Project Management, Post-Merger Integration, Team Management, emotions, behaviour, Culture, Purpose

How do you make the deal work?

Posted by Hutton Henry on 03-Apr-2018 11:03:47

There are numerous potential benefits of a merger and acquisition, not least as a vital tool for long-term, profitable growth.

However, there are also numerous reasons why M&A deals fail to achieve their potential. Failure to proactively plan for post-merger integration is one of them. 

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Topics: Mergers and Acquisition, Post-Merger Integration, Team Management, emotions, behaviour, Culture, Purpose

Forget M&A - what's the purpose of all this?!

Posted by Hutton Henry on 22-Mar-2018 15:11:18

Our purpose in our business is to help people find opportunity during adverse periods of change. That's quite a bold statement so I wanted to share why we want to help people in the industry and the problems we identified.

I personally found, over the last five to 10 years, that a lot of changes are impacting people in their technology roles and it's having an impact on their security, their welfare and their family.

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Topics: Culture, Purpose