From the first M&As in the 18th century, where bewigged and powdered captains of industry counted out the guinea notes, right up to the late noughties, the human commodity of the deal was very much part of the chattels, and either perceived of value or dispensable. Today, and only recently, the people aspect of an organisation presents an altogether more complex equation, such are the seismic changes currently playing out.
In reading this article, you will:
- Understand the psychology behind why we respond negatively to change
- Learn how creating a communication strategy works towards getting employees on board with change
- Understand the importance of change champions across the businesses, and how this will help the M&A process
First published in theHRDIRECTOR, April, 2019. Reproduced with permission.
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