This episode is all about managing relationships. Join us as we take on two more “Culture Map” scales: Leading and Trusting.
HP and Autonomy give a great example to the importance of understanding synergies when making a cross-border deal.
Lack of communication by both HP and Autonomy lead to Autonomy functioning as an independent unit. Communication, as a result, never developed.
Applying the Mergers and Acquisitions Synergies Framework to the HP-Autonomy shows the cultural missteps that resulted in a failed merger.
Had Microsoft recognized the differences in the synergies between the company, the acquisition of Nokia would have resulted in a more profitable exchange for both parties.
Meet Veasna Neang, a Cambodian educated in the United States, who developed his career in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar. He tells us why a student would rather unzip his…
Microsoft discovered that not spending time to understand and adapt to differences in communication styles, mannerisms, and culture made bringing Nokia under its corporate umbrella difficult.
An introduction into Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia that soon became one of the worst acquisitions in the history of M&A.
Lenovo is an example of a successful cross-border M&A, as it displays each of the components of the M&A Synergies Framework.
How Lenovo management avoided miscommunication and took proactive steps to avoid obstacles that are common for the merger of two very different companies.