The results of a study of 456 employees in an American service organization.
Because most people have multiple roles, such as parent and worker, interrole conflict is an important issue. (Interrole conflict is the conflicts between the expectations of one person’s roles. Identifying with one’s job — “job involvement” — can increase that conflict; while mentally walling off parts of one’s identity (“segmentation”) can reduce it.… Read the rest
Astute leadership can bring out synergies while avoiding collisions and steamrollers.
A KPMG study showed that 83% of mergers and acquisitions failed to produce any benefits; and that study was by no means alone. Most mergers and acquisitions don’t deliver the goods, and many cause harm.
Mergers and acquisitions can be positive — and HR has a large role to play and making them work.… Read the rest
Companies are joined nearly every day, but often two companies end up weaker together than they were separately. Indeed, a KPMG study showed that 83% of mergers and acquisitions failed to produce any benefits – and over half actually ended up reducing the value of the companies involved.
One of the main problems is that mergers and acquisitions are often planned and executed based on perceived cost savings or market synergies; rarely are the “people” and cultural issues considered.… Read the rest