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We Are All Startups Again, Starting Over

By George Fandos We Are All Startups Again, Starting Over Samuel Rutherford, a Scottish pastor in the 17th century, said when he was cast into the cellars of affliction, he remembered that the great King always kept his wine there. It does feel like many of us have been cast into cellars during the Pandemic. Thinking in terms of Pre-Coronavirus and Post-Coronavirus has become routine. How were things done, decisions made, [...]

By |2020-10-13T15:36:39-04:00October 13th, 2020|Culture, Customer Experience, General, George Fandos|Comments Off on We Are All Startups Again, Starting Over

Why Culture Matters in Mergers and Acquisitions

By Bruce Brownlee Why Culture Matters in Mergers and Acquisitions Companies may seem completely compatible at the beginning of the merger or acquisition process.ย  The legal and financial process moves forward and the merger and acquisition. ย However, cultural incompatibility can convert what was an excellent opportunity for growth into a mediocre or dismal result. Regardless of which symptoms of culture-clash reveal themselves, the result is that cultural failure destroys the value [...]

By |2020-09-25T15:23:49-04:00September 25th, 2020|Bruce Brownlee, Culture, General, Merger & Acquisition|Comments Off on Why Culture Matters in Mergers and Acquisitions

Become comfortable with uncertainty by building a team of trusting people that can mitigate risk

The proliferation of information technology and the unfiltered access to that technology has contributed to a confusing information environment full of misinformation and disinformation, which requires businesses to become comfortable with uncertainty. A business can achieve comfort despite uncertainty through organizing their team around trusting people and a process of deliberate risk mitigation. Who can you trust? A trusting person requires little direct guidance, takes action to solve problems on their [...]

By |2020-08-19T23:05:23-04:00May 28th, 2020|Culture, Dan Divinski, General|Comments Off on Become comfortable with uncertainty by building a team of trusting people that can mitigate risk

Culture and Why it Matters

Facilitating ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™˜๐™ช๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™ก engagement improves cooperation and collaboration, trust inย management, and trust in each other. An Executive Culture Assessment (ECA) looks at the business culture, which is how we think of ourselves and treat each other.Culture is made up of:โœ… Values & beliefsโœ… Identitiesโœ… Unspoken rules of the gameโœ… How to deal with conflictโœ… Levels of respect ๐—จ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ปAn ideal use-case for an ECA is to leverage [...]

By |2020-07-22T01:03:34-04:00February 12th, 2020|Culture, General|Comments Off on Culture and Why it Matters
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