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Take a more in-depth look at key organizational improvement issues and challenges in articles and papers written by our experienced team.

06.14.12  Daniel Dworkin

How to Ask Questions Like Socrates

This article gives you four tactics helpful in sharpening your question-asking capabilities.

 

Lessons of Scale: Large Deals by Large Companies

Lessons of Scale: Large Deals by Large Companies analyzes and illustrates the key lessons to be learned from major M&A activity in large companies. The article takes an organization development perspective and examines the role leaders can take.

 

05.07.12  Wes Siegal, Evan Smith

Streamlining Pharmaceutical Portfolios: Cutting the Gordian Knot

In this article, you'll learn how one global pharmaceutical company overcame deep-set resistance, cultural legacies and organizational barriers in order to systematically remove low-value products from its portfolio.

 

How to Design Leadership Development for Immediate Gains

Learn how Ascom, a global Swiss-based communications company, took steps to transform leadership development from a cost to a profit center in the annual budget.

 

04.16.12  Patrice Murphy

Pleasing the In-Laws: Integrating M&A Across Cultures

Managing a merger across borders is not for the faint of heart. However, by learning how to avoid obstacles such as cultural myopia, differences in leadership styles and customer misunderstanding, an integration leader can actually leverage cross-cultural differenc…

 

Reaping the Rewards of Cross-Business Collaboration in Mergers and Acquisitions

The success rate for mergers and acquisitions could increase considerably if managers from the two companies jointly developed a “merger intent,” a picture of what the combined organization should look like one year later.

 

The Merger Dividend

Mergers present unique opportunities to develop leaders. Don't let the next deal slip through your fingers. This article describes how companies can maximize the growth opportunities inherent in a merger by developing three specific leadership areas.

 

04.25.11  Suzanne Francis

6 Steps to Improve Your Post-Merger Integration Fitness

Take the time now to assess your M&A preparedness and decide how to make your organization among the “fittest” for Post-Merger Integration.

 

01.03.11  Patrice Murphy

Improving Supply Chain Compliance in Developing Countries

Many enterprises can improve environmental practices and worker safety very quickly, using the money, staff and local know-how they already have.

 

12.02.10  Rick Heinick

Overcoming Merger Risk

Businesses can beat the odds and make a corporate marriage succeed by following three steps.

 

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