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Align Your Organizational Culture to Your Merger/Acquisition Strategy

PUT YOUR SURVEY TO WORK ALIGN YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE TO YOUR MERGER/ACQUISITION STRATEGY ADVANTAGE CEB's ClearAdvantage framework measures engagement, alignment, and agility-three universal competencies for every successful organization. It also assesses whether your organizational culture demonstrates the key capabilities known to support your business priorities. CREATE BUSINESS PRIORITIES AGILITY SUSTAIN ADVANTAGE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT SOLUTIONS STRATEGY BUSINESS MODEL TRANSFORMATION CUSTOMER LOW-COST QUALITY INNOVATION LEADER CENTRICITY SCALE STRATEGY (MERGER/ACQUISITION) SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION ACROSS YOUR ENTIRE ORGANIZATION Firms leverage mergers or acquisitions to support their strategic goals (M&A is best thought of as a means to an end). CHALLENGES IN ACHIEUEMENT CEB research shows integration is the greatest source of deal error in mergers and acquisitions. Those errors have a significant impact on deal performance. 44% of respondents say value was available, but errors were made in executing deal objectives. Integration drives as much as a 13% gap in deal success. GAPS IN DEAL SUCCESS Unsuccessful integrators 3% Successful integrators Moderately successful integrators -4% Source: Increasing the Certainty of M&A Value Capture, CEB, 2006. SURVEY DESIGN FOR A SUCCESSFUL M&A STRATEGY If organization-wide, succesful integration is your business priority, use the ClearAdvantage approach to create a culture that supports it. We have defined the following key success factors - and the capabilities that drive them. FOCUS ON STRATEGY Ensuring teams stay focused on strategy throughout integration SAMPLE CAPABILITIES: • Alignment with strategy • Sense of shared purpose COORDINATION Aligning multiple interdependent work-streams to keep on track SAMPLE CAPABILITIES: • Collaboration • Cross-functional connectedness CHANGE MANAGEMENT Bringing employees along so they are ready for change SAMPLE CAPABILITIES: • Attitude towards change • Internal communications CULTURAL INTEGRATION Paying attention to cultural differences as employees begin to work together SAMPLE CAPABILITIES: • Attitude towards different cultures • Adapting well to working with new or different groups BEST PRACTICES ADOPTION Identifying and adapting best practices both to and from the acquired firm SAMPLE CAPABILITIES: • Orientation towards learning • Best-practice adoption Using the ClearAdvantage approach, your employee survey can become a strategic tool to assess whether your organization has the critical capabilities it needs in order to execute successfully on its business priorities. CEB TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CEB'S ClearAdvantage APPROACH, VISIT www.cebglobal.com/workforcesurveys WHAT THE BEST COMPANIES DO @CEBSURVEYS A survey-solutions@executiveboard.com 1.866.754.1854 ALIGNMEN NGAGEMENT

Align Your Organizational Culture to Your Merger/Acquisition Strategy

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CEB's ClearAdvantage framework measures engagement, alignment, and agility - three universal competencies for every successful organization. It also assesses whether your organizational culture demons...

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