SUCCESSFULLY MANAGING FAST GROWTH/MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Fast-growth and M&A strategies often make a lot of sense—on paper. To be successful they first have to make sense to your employee and customer cultures. Internal damage has to be contained first and fast, as your best management talent considers leaving, cultural viruses are imported, the competition may confusingly now be your friend and your employee culture freezes in the face of the loss of the known. All of this happens at the exact time when you’re depending on increased levels of unity and productivity.