Corporate transformations are an enterprise-wide business imperative, and a broader, integrated approach is required to drive and sustain the required changes – be they cultural or operational. Organizations across the board are addressing competitive factors, technological advancements and a radically diverse workforce with new and different requirements. Simply put, a successful transformation requires cross-functional leadership participation and the CEO’s active stewardship.
The cultural change can be informed and even directed by communications, but must be supported by tangible program and policy changes, notably incentives for employees to change their behaviors.
Progress is all about finding the common denominator to mobilize disparate parties. Using proven methodologies, including Kotter’s change management model, we help leaders engage with board members, employees and customers to achieve a shared vision.
M&A planning and integration
Intimately familiar with disclosure guidelines, we work closely with investment bankers, lawyers and executive teams to develop communications protocols and messaging strategies during acquisition and integration periods or divestiture and restructuring announcements. Communicating the rationale of the deal and ensuring smooth transition plans are essential elements of the approach. Publicly and privately-held enterprises must communicate corporate performance in a consistent, clear and concise manner. We help craft narratives that translate the numbers and transactions into meaningful messages for all stakeholders—investors, employees, customers and community leaders.