Integration is key area of concern for many involved in mergers and acquisitions. According to a survey by Deloitte, 37% of directors and 43% of CFOs named post-deal integration as their top concern. About 47% of executives believe “people problems” in M&A are more prominent now than 12 months ago.
So how can we overcome integration challenges? Those of you who have heard me speak know I’m a big proponent of secondment. Secondment means taking employees from your organization and placing them in the seller’s and vice versa.
To find out more about this powerful tool, read my article “Employee Secondment: A Secret to Successful Integration” in the Training magazine.