How to make a merger work for everyone by Arnon Dror
Mergers are often very sensitive issues, the staff who have been loyal to their company do not know what to expect from the change, will it affect their job security or what is expected of them. Will they earn the same wage? Staff are what makes your company as success, yes you need a truly dedicated and able people manager such as Arnon Dror, but they can only succeed with the backing of the team. Arnon can handle the people side and the financial side, but first the people
People who care about the success of where they work are strategic partners in any change and should be viewed and treated as such, this is an essential part of a successful merger. One of the best ways to allay their fears is to talk, get members of staff from each company together and encourage open debate. Explain the strengths of each company and what each company will be adding to the full package, let people understand why the merger is going to be beneficial to everyone including the staff, by explaining what strengths and advantages it is going to give the business.
Unfortunately, it is very likely that there will be some overlap of staff and people may have to go. Successful Senior Operations Executives such as Arnon Dror, a high-level professional is adept at handling these situations. He will ensure that the best person for the job is kept and he may see that an alternative role may suit the other candidate. He has a full and wide understanding of how a company operates from ground level up. Even in the circumstances where you must let people go, Arnon would try and let them know as soon as possible and give them as much help as he could for the future.
The next massive consideration is trying to merge the policies, systems and cultures. The workers need to learn how to work together and an initial them and us attitude is very likely. You need to let them have a little leeway and settling in period. Arnon would conduct regular meetings and updates to ensure success. You may even loose a few staff who are not able to adapt to the changes. You need to factor this all in at the planning stages.
Engaged managers such as those who Arnon chooses for his team treat people well and truly appreciate their value. They understand that a business is nothing without loyal employees. A
Arnon Dror is a Senior Operations Executive, who has lived in Portland, Oregon and works at Janus Technologies, with wide spread experience in finance and operations management, having worked at Kodak, Scitex and Presstek, Mr Dror has had enormous success in senior executive and financial roles and has previously served as Vice Principal of finance for the massive US channel group, Xerox.
In his spare time, you will find him supporting the New England Patriots or the Boston Celtics or relaxing in his home in Portland Oregon. He is passionate about education and supports his former school, Hebrew University of Jerusalem through financial contributions. He also supports various other charities to help the vulnerable and in need such as trafficking organizations.