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Published on: Thursday, March 01, 2012

When Your Company Has the Urge to Merge

The economy is already a destabilizing external force, but many employees have added uncertainty when their own companies merge or acquire other businesses, or get sold. What used to be so familiar becomes unknown, and even worse, job security can disappear. When two companies become one, redundant headcount is often reduced; reorganizations occur; leadership can change; and cultures shift.

An ExecuNet member shared the difficulties his organization encountered in assimilating employees after purchasing several smaller businesses, and called upon his peer General Mangers for suggestions about how they coped in similar situations.


Published on: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How HR Shared Service Units are Crushing Organizational Capability

Posted By: Joseph Daniel McCool
Filed Under: joseph daniel mccool, cfo, hr, business practices, quality, competitiveness
Large, global corporations have been doing major harm to their organizations over the past four years, and most don't yet know it.

The unbridled pursuit of cost-cutting opportunities has led many companies to create so-called shared service organizations or shared service centers, through which functions such as human resources and IT are centralized and from which their resources as internal service providers are carefully rationed to the rest of the enterprise.


Published on: Thursday, February 16, 2012

Is Green Good or Bad for Business@f66

It all depends on how your company operationally defines "green" and the ensuing strategies. Where it makes the most sense for business and careers is to tie "green" to "efficiency," and these ExecuNet members in the Operations Roundtable shared their experiences when asked whether going green helped or hurt their businesses.


What World Renowned Business Leaders Have to Say

Many of the world's top business leaders, from a variety of industries, gathered in New York City to share their views on business and the challenges today's leaders will face in the coming years. Attendees learned how visionaries from a wide range of management disciplines define the process and commitments required to realize the potential for raising organizational performance in a time of lingering economic uncertainty and a changing global economy. These are can't miss insights for any business executive!

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