Preparing for Day 1
How do you structure the governance of an acquisition integration and appoint the right people for the job?
This course is part of the Certified Acquisition Integration Manager program
To most employees of a business, the first time that they hear about acquired is when it is publicly announced. Although integration planning has been worked on for a while, to most employees this is the first day of the integration - hence it is known as "Day 1".
How and what you say in the Day 1 announcement is very important. For some integrations the way that you announce and welcome new employees can be the difference between integration success and failure. This course will teach you how to prepare and deliver the Day 1 announcement.
Are you fully prepared to announce an acquisition, winning the hearts and minds of the staff, partners, and clients of your acquisition?
Preparing for Day 1 addresses the following questions
- What must each business function do before announcing?
- What are the typical activities that we must plan for at an annoucement?
- How do you successfully announce when there are multiple locations?
- How do we plan the right messaging to each of the different audiences?
The course walks you through an example of announcing an acquisition to 6 different audiences (1 of which is the acquired staff). It identifies where, who, and how each audience hears the news.
This course includes a comprehensive Day 1 checklist for download.
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I used to worry about integration after signing the papers I'd think "What do I do now?". It was a really good program that helped me understand the things that I need to consider to get the most value out of my acquisitions, based upon my acquisition goals. There were a lot of things that I wasn't thinking about.
It was very valuable. Saving me or an organization involved many times the cost of the class. There was lot of the practical advice that I wish I had had about 12 months ago with an integration that we did.
The class was comprehensive, and very practical. There's a lot of these that are theoretical and academic, and this is anything but that.
I loved it: the information, the way that everything is explained. The way that it flows all the way to the end. It is so well explained. It helps you concentrate and guide your process.
Very valuable, I was able to immediately apply a lot of what was taught. I recommend this to anyone tasked with M&A work and leading M&A integration efforts. This course gives step by step relatable information that can be applied right away.
Great course with comprehensive coverage of acquisition integration. A great facilitator kept the content engaging and encouraged robust discussions.
Drew Von Buseck
I would really recommend [it for] people who are already in the field of M&A Integration, or for those who are interested in pivoting to this field to consider the course. There are a lot of fundamental learnings one can get from this course, [including] the structure, processes, and results of integration...”
[Intista] made the platform very easy to follow. The way [it] organizes the content to align with the actual integration process, I think it was very easy to follow. It is a great product that is highly customizable and has the structure that is needed for anyone who [wants to] jump in on it at any time.
The [course] exceeded my expectations. I think we were all 'experienced' coming into the class, but we all walked away with a much better understanding of the process which should help us collaborate better with corporate development on future integration work.
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Addresses questions that acquired employees have, including "What is an acquisition integration?", "How are the integration teams and decision makers organized?" and "How long can an integration take"
Considerations that leadership should have before acquiring, discuss 6 myths about integrations, and differentiate between the priorities of the acquisition team and the integration team
Made for a Better Culture
Able to assume solutions many times before problems occur and can remain collected. …also quickly made personal relationships with members of both companies and helped to integrate them by learning process and introducing counterparts. It not only made for a better culture, but a smoother run in streamlining both lines of business.
We [were] dealing with a big integration project between a China and a Europe based company.
A great experience... [the] contribution to our email migration project is highly appreciated, excellent communication and coordination skills are highly praised.
Definitely Steve and his company will be strongly recommended to our partners. I would say that if we have any chance doing the project based in USA and Europe, they will be on the preferred vendor list for sure.
The Results are There
Intista were really helpful in strategic planning and finding solutions. We had positive results that helped the company and employees move forward. They were definitely worth the time. The results are there, and motivation is part of the process.
Value Beyond the Scope
They were very responsive to my needs and gave added value beyond the scope I requested, finding gaps that we didn't realize were there. The attitude, support and professionalism were outstanding. We would have no hesitation in asking them back for future projects.
A Huge Positive Difference
Extremely organized, detail-oriented, thorough, timely, and importantly... made a huge positive difference on many occasions, helping to gain loyalty, bridge differences, and get newly acquired companies up and running
Really appreciate your dedication, professionalism, hard work and holistic thinking.