Warning: Acquisitions can Seriously Damage Your Health

July 27, 2012

According to a KPMG study, “83% of all mergers and acquisitions (M&As) failed to produce any benefit for the shareholders and over half actually destroyed value”. Interviews of over 100 senior executives involved in these 700 deals over a two-year period revealed that the overwhelming cause for failure “is the people and the cultural differences”. [...]

Re-thinking – a healthy approach to organizational development and problem solving

July 3, 2012

Statements such as “We have a problem with…….” or “This is not working for us…..” are of little value as they offer no resolution, nor any pathway to resolution. They merely identify that there is a problem. Sadly this tendency to only identify problems without offering hope of a resolution is, arguably, all too typical [...]