CULTURAL AUDIT<br />Mitigating Risk, Maximizing Return in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Hiring<br />1<br />
About Aventine Associates<br />Offices in USA and EMEA regions<br />Global affiliation of partners and consultants<br />Fo...
Why Focus on Culture?<br />By some estimates, 85 percent of failed acquisitions are attributable to mismanagement of cultu...
The Cultural “Balance” – assessing risk and reward<br />4<br /><ul><li>New ideas
Market intelligence
Apolitical perspective
Refreshed energy and momentum</li></ul>Mitigate Risk<br /><ul><li>Communication styles
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  1. 1. CULTURAL AUDIT<br />Mitigating Risk, Maximizing Return in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Hiring<br />1<br />
  2. 2. About Aventine Associates<br />Offices in USA and EMEA regions<br />Global affiliation of partners and consultants<br />Focus on Global Leadership:<br />Global Culture <br />Diversity & Inclusion<br />Collaboration and Operational Effectiveness<br />Customized Consulting and Learning<br />Branded Framework - Global Leader 2.0®<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Why Focus on Culture?<br />By some estimates, 85 percent of failed acquisitions are attributable to mismanagement of cultural issues - Dun and Bradstreet<br />The list of recent megamergers dogged by cultural incompatibility … includes the marriages of pharmaceutical giants Pharmacia and Upjohn; automakers Daimler-Benz and Chrysler; and financial powerhouses Citicorp and Travelers Group. Add to that the acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC by Walt Disney Co.– Accenture<br />To increase the odds of success in their new roles, onboarding executives need to recognize that each company has its own distinct "immune system" comprising the organization's culture and political networks – Harvard Business Review<br />3<br />
  4. 4. The Cultural “Balance” – assessing risk and reward<br />4<br /><ul><li>New ideas
  5. 5. Market intelligence
  6. 6. Apolitical perspective
  7. 7. Refreshed energy and momentum</li></ul>Mitigate Risk<br /><ul><li>Communication styles
  8. 8. Decision making processes
  9. 9. Conflict resolution tactics</li></ul>Maximize Talent ROI<br />
  10. 10. Our Approach to Assessing Culture<br />5<br />
  11. 11. GlobeSmart<br />6<br />Aventine Associates is an exclusive licensing partner for GlobeSmart<br />Available also as a mobile app!<br />
  12. 12. Contact Us<br />7<br />Aventine Associates<br />www.aventineassociates.com<br />www.globalleader20.com<br />USA<br />David Lange<br />Tel/fax +1.609.542.0631<br />dlange@aventineassociates.com<br />EMEA<br />Pierre de Groot<br />Tel/fax +32.496.490.405<br />pdg@aventineassociates.eu<br />7<br />

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