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Acquisition-Integration-Strategies

Acquisition Integration Strategies Part 1

Posted on December 3, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

This blog is a chapter from my doctoral dissertation which was published in 2002. My research studied the integration of two firms involved in a joint-venture buyout, specifically Sprint Corporation’s buyout of the PCS business from its cable partners. It is important to note that PCS had operated as an independent company with no active […]

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Leaders, through their words and actions, send messages as to the right and expected way to interact and do things.

Leaders and Culture

Posted on October 18, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Culture is created by shared experience, but it is the leader who initiates this process by acting out his or her beliefs, values, and assumptions in the behaviors he or she demonstrates and the practices he or she uses. Anyone who has worked with a very good leader or a really bad one can clearly […]

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Corporate Culture Performance Dilemma

The Culture-Performance Dilemma

Posted on August 20, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

If you are a manager at any level in an organization, you need to care about culture. Specifically, you need to understand how your words and actions are affecting the values, beliefs and assumptions of the people within your sphere of influence, and particularly those who report to you. This goes well beyond behaving in […]

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Conducting Culture Due Diligence

Conducting Culture Due Diligence

Posted on July 25, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Every acquisition an organization makes, no matter how large or small, has a culture that defines the way things are done around here. This is deeply embedded in its DNA and affects all aspects of organizational life. It is anchored in a set of unconscious and taken-for-granted beliefs and assumptions about the expected and best […]

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A Leader's Sphere of Influence

Lesson 4: Who Are Your Leaders?

Posted on June 24, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Culture is created by shared experience, but it is the leader who initiates this process by acting out his or her beliefs, values, and assumptions in the behaviors he or she demonstrates and the practices he or she uses. So far, we have focused on senior leaders due to the power they have to drive […]

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Encouraging words for leaders who are trying to change their culture for the better.

Lesson 3: The Leader’s Culture Change Toolkit

Posted on May 28, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Most leaders already have the fundamental skills required to effectively lead culture change. They are terrific problem solvers and action-oriented. When faced with a challenge, they shift into solution mode relying on personal experience and the advice of trusted colleagues and subject matter experts to identify the best approach for the situation. They search their […]

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Vector Image of a leader

Lesson #2: Engaging Leaders, Changing Culture

Posted on March 14, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

This article is a draft chapter in Dr. Nancie Evans’ upcoming book, Changing Culture: 30 Years of Lessons Learned. Comments, questions and suggestions are gratefully appreciated. Happy reading! In an ideal world, senior leaders fully embrace the challenge of changing culture. As explained previously, this means role modeling the expected behaviors, reinforcing them in day-to-day […]

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Culture Change - Senior Leaders Must Lead The Way

Culture Change: Senior Leaders Must Lead The Way

Posted on February 22, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Culture Change: 30 Years of Lessons Learned It’s been a long time coming, 11 years and multiple drafts, but I’m excited to announce that my book is finally looking like it is going to be completed. Yay! In my book, I share the many things I’ve learned over 30+ years of searching for the answer […]

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Man pushing rock up hill as an example of how difficult organizational culture change can be.

When It Comes to Culture, Change Management Isn’t Enough

Posted on February 6, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

Changing culture requires effective change management but change management is rarely if ever, enough to achieve meaningful and sustainable culture change. Imagine an entrepreneurial organization that values speed, creativity and innovation. Embedded in its culture is the belief that success depends on the ability to unleash the potential of individuals, be agile and take risks. […]

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image showing how to implement a culture change with remote workers.

How To Assimilate Remote Workers Into Your Company’s Culture

Posted on January 10, 2019 By Dr. Nancie Evans { no comments }

More and more, companies are turning to remote workers to help boost their revenue. According to a report from SurePayroll, 86 percent of employees say they hit “maximum productivity” when they work alone, and two-thirds of managers say remote employees are by far the most productive. Not only that, but remote workers reduce a company’s […]

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