By Mike Kennedy, Technical Evangelist
Talent Analytics, Corp.
The most difficult aspect of a merger and acquisition is the post merger integration phase, according to the head of M&A at Towers Watson. They are experts on what it takes to complete a successful M&A considering they merged Towers Perrin Forster and Watson Wyatt – direct competitors for over 100 years to become the worldwide leader in M&A consulting. What’s even more impressive is they did it without missing a beat strategically, maintaining a top 5 ranking of 2010 Human Resource consultants worldwide after merging January 3, 2010. What was their approach? They understood their resources and leveraged them effectively to align with the overall goals of the merged organization.
The majority of post merger integration problems come down to people issues and a lack of understanding the resources involved. Corporate cultures come together, which often results in clashes. This can be avoided by using strategic data about the talent to better understand and leverage these resources. Talent analytics software provides this strategic data.