When completing my assignments for functional integration I reflected on how an integration has gone for me as an employee and as the IMO Lead. As the Employee there is so much you do not see when going through an integration – you don’t see HR and Finance team merge and create one combined structure – only when someone leaves and you wonder why.
Being an IMO Lead can be tough as you see more of what needs to be done, do more than what your peers perceive to be required who are not involved in the project and most difficult is not being able to talk about it!.
Has any else had these experiences they would like to share – how you felt as an employee not a part of the IMO/Deal Team compared to leading a merger yourself?
Let me share my own experience. I am not an IMO Lead. But the counter part of IMO lead and supporting in the merging activities. I am from acquired company side. While it all looks good to create new structures, new roles and everything. But employees for whom department these things are going to be worked out, those people are so tenses and stressful about this situation all the time. from outside it looks like, its all okay but when you step into their shoes then the real challenges which they are facing become clear.