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How to Secure the Promised Revenue Synergies After Signing a Merger Deal?

Stiff market competition, expansion into new territories, product portfolio extension, and gaining new capabilities are the prime reasons why more and more organizations are seriously looking into the prospects of—and carrying out—Mergers and Acquisitions. However, only a few M&As achieve their desired revenue objectives.Revenue Synergies are a decisive factor in…See More
Oct 2
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How to Enable PMI? Here Are the 8 Critical Decision Levers to Analyze First

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are unique and complex endeavors.  These initiatives demand tailored solutions keeping in view the varying environments, ways of doing business, culture of the two combining organizations, and internal and external forces influencing the deal.These…See More
Sep 17
Mark Bridges posted a blog post

Considering M&A? Here Are 3 Critical Pre-merger Considerations

Takeovers can turnaround companies in a short period of time, but there is a significant degree of risk to be anticipated and mitigated prior to undertaking such transactions.  Lack of careful deliberation of the potential risks, insufficient planning, weak execution, and lack of focus on Post-merger Integration are the major reasons why many Merger & Acquisition deals fail to achieve their desired goals.The course of an M&A transaction has to be set at an early stage, way before the…See More
Sep 10
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Are You Able to Tap Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Opportunities?

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an organization’s commitment to produce an overall positive impact on society.  CSR encompasses sustainability, social and economic impact, and business ethics.  It makes a company socially accountable of its operations, stakeholders, and the public.  Businesses undertake CSR programs to…See More
Sep 8
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Aug 7
Mark Bridges posted a blog post

Nudge Theory: An Effective Way to Transform Negative Behaviors

Changing the behaviors of people is the foremost issue with every transformation initiative.Nudge theory is a novel Change Management model that underscores the importance of understanding the way people think, act, and decide. The model assists in encouraging human imagination and decision making, and transforming negative behaviors and influences on people. The approach helps…See More
Jul 27
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Aiming to Become a Customer-centric Organization, Then Where's the Customer Department?

Transforming a product-driven firm to a customer-driven enterprise is inevitable in order to stay ahead in today’s extremely competitive markets. The days of mass marketing, mass media communications, and little-to-none direct interface with customers are long gone. The emphasis, now, should be on maximizing customer relationships and becoming customer-driven organizations rather than merely selling products. The technological advancements of this age offer potent tools for organizations to…See More
Jul 16
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The 8 Most Critical Levers to Pull to Manage & Sustain Change

Most Transformation initiatives fail to achieve their anticipated objectives.Change Management is all about engaging and rallying people — at all levels in the organization — to make the transition and sustain that change. It is critical to ensure that the entire workforce is eager and ready to embrace the required new behaviors. More often than not, the technical side of a change initiative is well planned, but it’s the implementation part that fails — particularly, changing the mindsets and…See More
Jul 12
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Do You Know How to Transform Your Organization into a Learning Organization?

In this era of rapid change only organizations that are evolving and continuously learning can flourish. Successful organizations discover how to tap their people’s commitment and capacity to learn at all levels.A Learning Organization is a place where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new ideas and thinking are nurtured,…See More
Jun 13
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The Secret Sauce to Success Amidst Disruption: Building a Customer-Centric Culture of Innovation

A large majority of organizations rarely focus on gathering and utilizing customer-centric knowledge. So much so that they even introduce a product without having vital insights on the customer and their unmet needs, and they are often clueless about them. Consequently, many product development initiatives fall flat as managers struggle to filter and evaluate ideas.Most organizations, today, are developing initiatives around …See More
Jun 12
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The 5 Building Blocks to Creating a Learning Organization

Organizations need to persistently improve the way they do business to stay ahead of the curve. New ideas trigger organizational improvement and build the foundation of a Learning Organization.Scholars have defined a Learning Organization in many different ways. Some suggest it as an organization skilled at creating, acquiring, and transferring knowledge, and at…See More
Jun 8
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Optimizing Productivity by Leveraging the Organizational Health Index (OHI)

The typical approach to improving productivity focuses on assessing variance in quality, time, rate, service, or cost, around which management systems develop incrementally or revolutionary.Organizational Health Index, on the contrary, focuses on…See More
May 26
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May 2
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Key Account Management: Handling Large Global Accounts the Right Way

Large accounts make up a significant portion of business for most B2B companies. Therefore, losing an important customer can have detrimental effects on the organization. The significance of key accounts is urging top B2B companies to revisit their key account management approaches. Additionally, the increasing level of sophistication of the purchase process being…See More
Apr 19
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Retail Strategy: Effective Management of IT Costs

The Retail industry is under constant pressure by low margins and ever-increasing rivalry. Weak consumer spending; saturated markets; increased consumers demands for service and lower prices; and intense competition has put significant strain on retail bottom lines and growth avenues. Thus, …See More
Apr 16
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Real Estate Essentials: Developing an Integrated Real Estate Strategy

Disruption is constantly changing the retail business environment.  In fact, it is adding complexities to it with every passing day.  Sweeping changes in consumers’ behaviors and the challenges to retail economic models are pushing the current retail models to undergo considerable transformation.  A number of organizations that possess a sizable property portfolio find it…See More
Apr 14

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Mark Bridges's Blog

How to Secure the Promised Revenue Synergies After Signing a Merger Deal?

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Stiff market competition, expansion into new territories, product portfolio extension, and gaining new capabilities are the prime reasons why more and more organizations are seriously looking into the prospects of—and carrying out—Mergers and Acquisitions. However, only a few M&As achieve their desired revenue objectives.

Revenue Synergies…

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How to Enable PMI? Here Are the 8 Critical Decision Levers to Analyze First

Posted on September 17, 2019 at 6:05pm 0 Comments

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are unique and complex endeavors.  These initiatives demand tailored solutions keeping in view the varying environments, ways of doing business, culture of the two combining organizations, and internal and external forces…

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Considering M&A? Here Are 3 Critical Pre-merger Considerations

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 8:45am 0 Comments

Takeovers can turnaround companies in a short period of time, but there is a significant degree of risk to be anticipated and mitigated prior to undertaking such transactions.  Lack of careful deliberation of the potential risks, insufficient planning, weak execution, and lack of focus on Post-merger Integration are the major reasons why many Merger & Acquisition deals fail to achieve their desired goals.

The course of an M&A transaction has to be…

Continue

Are You Able to Tap Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Opportunities?

Posted on September 8, 2019 at 12:05pm 0 Comments

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an organization’s commitment to produce an overall positive impact on society.  CSR encompasses sustainability, social and economic impact, and business ethics.  It makes a company socially accountable of its operations, stakeholders, and the public.  Businesses…

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