You’ve seen it before. The euphoria of an acquisition close quickly fades as the integration challenges overwhelm you. Research shows this happens more often than not, and that you never create the value intended with the deal. What happened? Is this inevitable?
It’s not, but it doesn’t happen by itself. Successfully managing the integration of a new employee population in a complex compensation and benefits environment, within constraints defined by a Purchase Agreement, limitations of incumbent systems, and maintaining regulatory compliance, all the while under the watchful eye of new but nervous employees just waiting for something to fail, isn’t easy – but it can be done. It’s about having the right expertise applied…people who have been there before…to carefully manage the integration, so vendors align to the new environment, systems and data are converted, compliance is maintained and the employees hardly notice.