Top 5 talent development challenges after mergers and acquisitions

Most mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are kept top secret until they happen. Of course, if the information got out early, it could affect how both companies perform on the stock market. 

Furthermore, both organizations usually present their assets in the best positive light in these instances. With only a handful of people in the know, there’s less chance of drawing an underwhelming picture of how the companies are doing. 

After the M&A is completed, it’s a different story. As soon as all employees are informed, the intense worrying begins. It’s common knowledge that when two or more companies become one, some roles become redundant. According to most studies, between 70 and 90 percent of acquisitions fail. This overwhelming number is primarily due to failure to integrate. The management usually puts tremendous pressure on achieving immediate financial results to make the merger seem viable. 

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