Mergers are hard work. That’s why as many as 83% of mergers fail. Many times there exists a “my way or the highway” mentality and since companies are often acquired for their customers, technology, or both, people are left as an afterthought.
How do we set ourselves up for success in this new environment? I’ve been through the process a few times and in my experience your best bet for success is echoed by Ben Horowitz when he says “take care of the people, the products, and then the profits- in that order.” Keeping that mantra in mind, I've boiled it down to 3 bullets to serve as guideposts on the people road.Read more