Mergers & Acquisitions Integration Handbook, + Website Helping Companies Realize The Full Value of Acquisitions

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  • Copyright: 7/10/2012
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A key text for Psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, as well as trainees in the area. Presenting a clinical model which has close connections with American constructivist psychotherapy and Bowlby''s Attachment Theory. Delineates a set of principles in the study of consciousness that place the first-person perspective at the heart of the analysis of emotional disorders Differentiates six personality styles, describing the origin of the subjective emotional experience; the ordering and the regulation of the emotional domain, and the psychopathological disorders Provides neuroscientific evidence showing that brain activity could be related to personality styles Praise for Selfhood, Identity and Personality Styles: "Arciero and Bondolfi show in fine detail how the sense of self emerges in first- and second-person experiences, forming a dynamic, emotive and narrative identity; they then brilliantly demonstrate how this self-identity gets distorted and disrupted in the pathologies that directly undermine this process. This is a landmark study that brings together materials from multiple disciplines. Their analysis provides a clear account of how our existential being-in-the-world is modulated by narrative practices. They show how the ongoing construction of personality delineated by the various emotional tendencies that are sedimented in the individual''s life comes to be reflected in personal narrative. Arciero and Bondolfi continuously make insightful connections between research in developmental psychology, neuroscience, and emotion studies and then carry these basic insights into the realm of psychiatry. The psychiatric analyses offered here are thus enriched by clinical vignettes and enlightened by the integration of philosophical (especially phenomenological and hermeneutical), psychological, neuroscientific, and literary dimensions". Shaun Gallagher, Professor of Philosophy, University of Central Florida "Arciero and Bondolfi have written a timely, thought-provoking and challenging book, providing the reader with a refreshingly new account of Self-identity and its disorders. A cogent and novel contribution to psychiatric thought that wonderfully integrates philosophy, psychopathology and contemporary neuroscience. This book will push psychiatry in new directions. A must read!." Vittorio Gallese, Professor of Human Physiology, University of Parma ,Italy " Selfhood, Identity, and Personality Styles is a highly ambitious work of theoretical synthesis: neuroscience, phenomenology, and social constructionism are joined together with the study of both literature and psychopathology. Arciero and Bondolfi offer sophisticated and intriguing discussions not only of mirror neurons and developmental psychology, but also of ideas from Aristotle, Kant, and Heidegger, of characters from Dostoevsky, Kleist, and Pessoa, and of patients from clinical practice. A ground-breaking, first attempt to show the relevance of the interdisciplinary study of basic self-experience for our understanding of character styles and personality disorders." Louis A. Sass, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University "This is a scholarly book which will provide the reader with plenty to chew on. This book will make you think, will illuminate how people function and will help you understand how self disordered experience, such as the feeling that one disappears or doesn''t exist when another leaves, occurs. The authors tackle with great sophistication, the big questions of how sameness, changing experience and temporality are woven together by language and narrative. Refusing to be reduced to the simplicity of objectivist account of functioning they offer profound phenomenological views on identity and emotion that show a deep appreciation of the complexity of what it is to be a person. Their analysis of functioning leads to the specification of inward and outward dispositional dimensions and using clinical and literary examples they provide descriptions of different styles of personality along this continuum ranging from eating disorder prone personalities, focused on the other at one end of the continuum and depression prone personalities focused excessively inwardly, at the other end." Leslie Greenberg, Professor of Psychology, York University, Canada

Author Biography

SCOTT C. WHITAKER, CMC, is President and CEO of Whitaker & Company, an Atlanta-based consulting and project management firm specializing in helping companies to develop, execute, and implement merger integrations and business strategies designed to achieve growth. Since 2005, Whitaker & Company has been involved in merger integration and strategy and operations projects totaling more than $25 billion for both domestic and international companies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Who Should Use This Book?p. 1
How This Book Is Set Upp. 2
Chapter Summariesp. 2
A Word to the Wisep. 4
Mergers and Acquisitions 101 and Assessing Integration Complexity and Riskp. 7
Mergers and Acquisitions 101p. 7
Determining Post-Acquisition Integration Scopep. 8
Assessing Integration Complexity and Riskp. 11
Summaryp. 18
Making the Business Case for Integrationp. 19
How to Improve Performancep. 19
The Most Complex Areasp. 21
Making the Business Case for Integration Supportp. 23
The Challenges of Integrationp. 24
Integration Success Factorsp. 29
Summaryp. 30
An Introduction to Integration Planningp. 31
Integration Activitiesp. 32
Integration Timingp. 32
Integration and Business Planningp. 33
Integration Supportp. 35
Summaryp. 37
The Pre-Planning Phasep. 39
Key Activitiesp. 39
Reviewing the Planning Documentsp. 40
Assessing Potential Challenge Areasp. 42
Summaryp. 45
The Importance of Due Diligencep. 47
Due Diligence Documents Listsp. 48
A Few Words about IT Due Diligencep. 59
Summaryp. 60
Establishing an Integration Management Officep. 61
Setting Up an IMOp. 63
Determining Functional Resource Commitmentsp. 66
Dedicated versus Matrixed Resourcesp. 68
Setting Up an Integration Project Charterp. 69
Setting Up an Integration Governance Structurep. 72
Summaryp. 73
Executing Your Integration Planp. 75
Functional Work-Plan Elementsp. 76
Integration Work Streamsp. 77
Functional Work-Plan Qualityp. 79
Functions Requiring Extra Attentionp. 82
Summaryp. 85
Planning Your Integration's End Statep. 87
How to Know When an Integration Is Finishedp. 88
The Typical Process: Roles, Responsibilities, Tracking, and Finishing Wellp. 88
Summaryp. 93
Effective Communication Planningp. 95
Communication Planning Objectivesp. 95
Guiding Principles for an Effective Communication Planp. 96
Establishing a Communication Matrixp. 97
A Proper Communication Processp. 101
Summaryp. 105
Cultural Integration and Assessmentp. 107
Managing Cultural Integration Activitiesp. 107
Culture and Change Managementp. 112
Summaryp. 114
The Talent Assessment Processp. 115
Talent Assessment Guiding Principlesp. 115
Talent Assessment Objectivesp. 116
Evaluation Tools for Assessing Talentp. 117
Retention and Separation Guidelines and Policiesp. 118
Dependencies for Talent Assessment and Retention and Separation Activitiesp. 123
Things to Avoidp. 125
Summaryp. 126
Synergy Program Managementp. 127
Effectively Managing Synergiesp. 128
The IMO's Role in Managing a Synergy Programp. 129
A Typical Synergy Planp. 130
Best Practicesp. 137
Summaryp. 138
Information Technology Integrationp. 139
IT's Role within an Integrationp. 140
Day One Planningp. 144
The Three Risksp. 146
Summaryp. 147
Integration Feedback: Lessons Learnedp. 149
Goals and Tools of Lessons Learnedp. 149
Getting Feedback and Making Adjustmentsp. 150
Collecting Post-Integration Feedbackp. 151
Additional Tipsp. 153
Summaryp. 156
Creating an Integration Playbookp. 157
Playbook Contentsp. 157
Playbook Elementsp. 159
How the Elements Work Togetherp. 161
Applying the Playbookp. 162
Summaryp. 162
About the Authorp. 163
About the Websitep. 165
Indexp. 167
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