Day One: Set the Right Tone After Close

The team has worked hard to get the deal done. It looks like the close is imminent. Day One sets the tone for integration and your ability to realize the intended deal thesis. Have you properly prepared for this day and the days that follow? Being very clear on how this transaction will impact the organizations involved is extremely important. While you do not need to share in great detail, if you are clear up front, it can help alleviate many concerns and distractions, as well as allow individuals to identify opportunities to enhance the synergies. [Continue]