While doing this, remember due diligence information is part of the total plan and will not provide all the answers you are seeking. Surprises and risks are going to be identified, though good preparation tends to lessen the impact.
So at the start of your M&A project, identify change management as a key component, collaborate to develop clear plans for people and communication and work to get a seat at the table. By doing this you are demonstrating strong leadership and identifying opportunities for the future, no matter what the outcome. So how ready are you?
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