The client company sees its organizational culture as being highly differentiated and strategically meaningful in enabling its success to date. It sought Trium’s guidance in crafting an integration plan that will effectively cascade the company’s key cultural attributes to a block of recently acquired manufacturing facilities spread out across multiple countries and continents. This integration plan is also designed to serve as a foundation for use in any future acquisitions.
Trium partnered with integration team leadership to first and foremost make its key cultural attributes tangible: they identified a list of observable behaviors that would be indicative of plant-level commitment to the cultural attributes, and then developed a list of concrete, potential actions that would help each of the plants bring the desired behaviors to life.
For purposes of confidentiality, Trium at this time will not disclose the client’s name nor details that would identify it.
“Time and again, we see acquisitions and merger integrations hit major speed-bumps because the organizational leaders ignored cultural issues and focused solely on the financial side of the deal,” said Andrew Blum, Trium Founder and Managing Partner.
“By very intentionally thinking about strategy, leadership and culture together, and then painting a vivid picture of what success looks like, this organization is far more likely to achieve its goal, sustain a real competitive advantage, and ultimately continue to build upon an already impressive growth trajectory.”
Blum led the engagement in close cooperation with Trium Academic Partner Jennifer Chatman, the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management and Chair of the Management of Organizations Group at the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
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