Merger success is possible. However, being part of the 17% that succeed
- rather than the 83% that do not - requires more than a standard
approach. Traditional mergers and acquisitions focus on the financial and
ignore the fact that every merger is about people. People who react with
emotion, fear, and survival behavior - the non-linear, often irrational
reactions of human beings faced with unwanted change. And the longer
people stay in a reactive state, the further your business moves from its
profit objectives. That's why Cultural Due Diligence is key to the
success of any merger or acquisition.
Know what you've got. Gain insights into your own workplace culture
to understand what your organization is all about. By recognizing
your strengths and gaps, you can begin understanding what attributes
you need in your M&A deal.
Measure and compare two or more cultures at the earliest possible
phase of a deal effort. Understanding the strengths and tension
points between workplace cultures allows you to know what you're
buying. From here you can begin assessing the cultural risk
associated with your merger, which drives the creation of a
realistic integration timeline.
Capture the strengths of both organizations as you develop a
targeted cultural integration plan. Use data to make the integration
process more cognitive and less emotional. Data allows you to plan
for how to overcome and resolve the culture issues that so commonly
impede progress in an M&A, so you can be proactive rather than
Bringing two company cultures together takes time. Having the right
data to support your decisions will save you time ... and money.
Monitor your results by deploying Illumyx Pulse surveys to give you
real-time feedback on the progress of your efforts.
More than ever before, employees expect to work for a company that
has a great culture. Focusing on building a strong company culture
gives you a competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining top
talent. Creating a positive employee experience leads to loyal
employees who become your best advocates. Strong corporate
cultures are more productive and increase your odds of growth and
Every Illumyx plan comes with a dedicated team that will help you
build, develop, and deploy your survey. Your expert culture
specialist will start with our standard survey and work with you to
create custom questions to which you’ve been dying to find answers.
They’ll also simplify the process by helping to deploy the survey.
Sit back and let Illumyx do the work. Responses are gathered for as
long as you want to keep the survey open. Once the survey closes,
your results are accessible.
We believe data is meant to be explored. Our interactive analytics
process is intuitive, allowing your curiosity to take hold as you
navigate your data, identifying impactful trends and powerful
insights that shape the day-to-day lives of your employees and the
future of your business.
Data is only as useful as the action it generates. Our interactive
analytics platform guides you to action, inviting you to document
your action plans to directly impact your culture. Unsure which
actions to take? You’ll have access to the expertise of the Illumyx
team to help you fine tune the logistics of your action plan. Need
help with implementation? We can do that, too.
How can you demonstrate that your actions have had an impact on your
workplace culture? Illumyx Pulse surveys can be
deployed throughout the year so you can monitor your progress toward
your goals. Have you implemented a new process or change? Pulse
surveys can give you immediate feedback on the impact of changes
in your organization so you can monitor day-to-day employee
engagement and enthusiasm.
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Utech Consulting, Inc.
1537 American Court De Pere, WI 54115
Phone: (920)983-0707 Fax: (920)983-0700