Contributor: How to Align Life Sciences Teams After a Merger | Lattice

Jennifer was quoted in this Lattice article on aligning Life Sciences Teams following a merger.

Innovation requires a culture of trust.

Life sciences companies are built on innovation — and research shows that innovation takes trust, collaboration, and the sharing of ideas. Unfortunately, trust is often one of the first casualties of an M&A.

“One of the great ironies of M&A activity is that trust, a key ingredient for business success, often quickly dissolves, as M&A activity is usually cloaked in secrecy,” Jennifer J. Fondrevay, the founder of Day One Ready, an M&A consultancy, explained in a 2018 article in Harvard Business Review.

“A workforce can feel blindsided when a deal is announced, eroding trust and transparency in three mutually reinforcing ways: “our” company versus “their” company; the executive team versus frontline employees; [and] who stays versus who goes.”

Read the full article here.

BLOG: Silk Road Technology: Mergers & Acquisitions: The Ultimate Guide for Your Organization’s Onboarding Experience

SilkRoad Technology just released “Mergers & Acquisitions: The Ultimate Guide for Your Organization’s Onboarding Experience“. I was honored to contribute to the effort, and in the guide, you’ll hear my thoughts on the human capital challenges in M&A.

This guide explores:

1. The role of human resources during mergers and acquisitions
2. Technology as a strategic onboarding partner
3. 5 stages of employee change
4. And more

Morning Blend: How is Your Boss Working Out?

Jennifer joined Molly Fay on The Morning Blend this month to talk about leadership personalities and how to have success at work no matter what style of boss you work for.

The Recent studies show that 75% of people who quit their jobs are actually quitting their boss. Understanding your boss’ style and how to work with it will set you up for success. It could mean the difference between thriving or diving at work.

TEDx Wilmette 2022: Create Opportunity in an Uncertain World

Uncertainty is not to be avoided and it’s not to be tolerated. According to Jennifer Fondrevay, we need to wholeheartedly embrace uncertainty and redirect our focus to the things we can control, our Talent, Effort, and Attitude. By embracing uncertainty, we will create our own opportunities and discover a fulfilling career and life.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx