Jennifer joins Dr. Vince Molinaro on Lead the Future to discuss how senior leaders can prepare for human capital challenges when undergoing a merger or acquisition, as well as how leaders themselves can navigate the changing and often ambiguous environment that arises post M&A.
Jennifer was honored to speak at ACG’s April InterGrowth conference. On the panel “Managing Post-Transaction Integration: How to Achieve Cultural & Operational Success,” experts shared their experiences and advice for how to ensure M&A deals have positive outcomes.
The merging of two entities will undoubtedly ruffle some feathers, and human capital should be the focus of developing an effective post-transaction strategy. Yet Jennifer notes that the people of a merged entity are rarely the focus of post-transaction due diligence, and are more often an afterthought.
Trust, she said, is “critical to business success.” Yet it can dissipate virtually overnight following a merger because the majority of post-transaction integration planning is focused elsewhere. And in trust’s absence, an “us-versus-them” mentality can emerge that threatens to derail post-transaction success.
As part of The Teller’s continued content series on mergers and acquisitions in banking, Chris McGuire spoke with Jennifer on the added complication of what marketers should do when they find themselves in limbo as governmental restrictions keep their bank’s merger or acquisition from moving forward. Chris and Jennifer discuss typical M&A timelines, the “stages of grief” for employees, how to future proof your bank marketing career during an M&A and more. The full interview transcript can be found here.
Feelings of grief are common when you lose a job. In this Going Solo episode with David Shriner-Cahn, Jennifer shares her strategies for overcoming the grief you feel when you lose your career identity.
Mourning the future that won’t be [04:44]
How to go from denial to acceptance [07:50]
Bargaining: stuck in the middle with yourself [10:34]
What makes the best credibility for a consultant [15:58]
The reason why a large percent of M&A fail [19:00]
How being on a quest can help you overcome grief [20:36]
Jennifer joined John Baldoni on LinkedIn Live for GRACE under Pressure, where he interviews thought leaders and doers whose ideas and actions are helping us come to a greater understanding of ourselves and the greater opportunities that await us.
A fun conversation with Jennifer, Vincent Cantanzaro and Jeff Niebhur as they discuss the characters that emerge in M & A – that’s right we said fun and M&A. They review the pitfalls in M & A and discuss the music associated with the process.