Session 1 – Merger Integration Alignment
Alignment is a key element of any post-acquisition integration strategy and yet most organizations pay short shrift to this critical phase of the integration process. Most leaders stop at the point where they announce the acquisition and the great potential to realize synergies. How do you put the acquisition strategy into action? How do you realize the synergies? How can leaders use alignment as a tool to develop a plan for integration?
Session 2 – Planning and Execution Of Merger Integration
What are the challenges inherent in executing an integration plan and the business strategy simultaneously? What are the various elements, steps and management issues such as cross-cultural management, vision and strategy, organizational structure, governance, leadership, and operational processes that need to be considered when designing and executing a post-acquisition plan?
Session 3 –Merger Integration Best Practices
What are the best practices that underlie the Cisco approach to integration? How has this approach repeatedly delivered value to Cisco? How should an acquiring firm think about issues of strategy, system,s and processes, as well as people and retention issues following completion of an acquisition.
Session 4 – Overcoming Obstacles to Integration
What obstacles can you identify that impede your attempts at integration? What actions can you take to mitigate these barriers to integration? What organizational capabilities and understanding must be developed in order to realize these actions? What tools can you use to begin to build organizational capabilities and understanding?
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