The challenge of acquiring a company and managing it successfully is the focus of this article. I have consolidated key learnings on ways to make the integration process more successful. This article covers my thoughts on what to look out for during integration, a timeline with specific recommended actions and ways to monitor progress. Following these guidelines will help you realize the goals and objectives that you wanted to achieve through this acquisition.
"We have a new strategy to grow our organization." Developing the plan is just the start. Implementing it in the organization is the real challenge. Many organizations don't fail due to lack of strategy; they struggle because it isn't effectively implemented. After working with hundreds of companies on strategy development, Denise and Robert have distilled the critical areas where organizations need to focus in order to enhance profitability through superior execution. If these questions are important to your organization, you'll find useful answers in the following articles: Do you find yourself overwhelmed by too many competing priorities? How do you limit how many strategic initiatives/projects your organization is working on at one time? How do you balance your resource requirements (time and money) with the availability of these resources? How do you balance your strategic initiative requirements with the day-to-day requirements of your organization?
If you communicate regularly, but still think that many on your team do not "get it," this article will give you the tools that will allow you to really gain traction and buy-in from your employees. Not only will you get some great ideas, but you will also get clear, specific steps for turning these ideas into reality. In other words, you will not only learn some new ways to think about your alignment, you will be able to act on your learning.