Unraveling the Hidden Impact of Culture on Psychology in M&A: A Deep Dive with Jennifer Fondrevay, a podcast
In this insightful episode, we dive deep into the often-overlooked aspect of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) - organizational culture, with Jennifer Fondrevay, Founder and Chief Humanity Officer of M&A consultancy, Day1Ready.
Jennifer elucidates how the neglect of cultural assessment during the initial due diligence process can potentially unravel surprising challenges post-deal. By drawing parallels from her personal experiences, Jennifer narrates how her American B2B company's acquisition by a European B2C company exposed stark differences in organizational cultures, proving the significance of cultural considerations in M&A.
Taking us through her journey, Jennifer shares the inspiration behind her book, “NOW WHAT?: A Survivor's Guide for Thriving Through Mergers & Acquisitions.” The book delves into the experiences and transformations of ten personas during M&A transitions, offering invaluable guidance for navigating such changes.
Listen in as we unravel the role of culture in M&A, and why it needs to be at the forefront of any successful merger or acquisition. This episode is a must-listen for anyone involved in M&A or those looking to understand the intricacies of organizational culture in such scenarios.
About Jennifer Fondrevay
A former C-Suite marketing tech executive, she led teams through three separate multibillion-dollar acquisition deals and authored the best-selling satirical business book, “NOW WHAT? A Survivor’s Guide for Thriving through Mergers & Acquisitions”.
An expert guest quoted on Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS news, and published in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Inc., she is the winner of the Northshore Women in Business Entrepreneur of the Year.
The Founder and Chief Humanity Officer of M&A consultancy, Day1Ready and the only woman in M&A to routinely have a Dominatrix join her on stage…
Hosted by Anirvan Sen, CEO of Fifth Chrome, and Anahita Sen, Co-Facilitator of Fifth Chrome Podcasts
This interview is part of a series run by Fifth Chrome, an business strategy advisory, and training company specializing in M&A, Integration, and Business Transformations.
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