The learner shall identify and describe a confirmed merger/acquisition, requiring thorough analysis of the various issues that impact your human resources. The task of the Learner is to develop a plan that anticipates the confirmed organizational changes and its impact on functions, tasks, and other related issues to assure a smooth transition for both organizations and their respective personnel groups. The final project should reflect the position of the acquired organization. Final projects must reflect and incorporate concepts and elements of both theory and practical application presented in the five preceding workshops.
a. Organizational Theory Paper
Mergers, Inc.(is Company A) has just announced that its shareholders approved the acquisition of your company (is Company B). As a department manager in the acquired company, you are tasked to start the process of creating the changes necessary to make the merger/acquisition succeed. You are being held accountable for maintaining your department’s performance measures while dealing with the human elements of this situation.
Reflect and catalogue the organizational theory issues such as organizational design, organizational structure, and strategy that you feel most need to be addressed in your department during this merger/acquisition. In a 1,050-1,750-word paper, choose one of these issues and frame it, explaining how, as management, you would research and evaluate this issue. Include in your analysis a list of steps you would take and questions you would ask to investigate the issue objectively. Recommend a strategy for successfully dealing with this issue. What can you do to motivate your employees to change? What are the issues you expect to face? What are the human elements that arise out of an acquisition?
This portion of the project is due in Week Six.
b. Merger/Acquisition Transition Plan [e-Portfolio Assignment]
In a 1,050-1,750-word paper Develop a leadership plan for the merger/acquisition transition. Base your plan on the theoretical and practical dimensions of effective leadership. Apply one of the leadership theories and assess the potential communication and empowerment issues in this process. Address the needs of the group, providing individual and organizational performance expectations.
c. Dual Purpose Organizations Policy Merger Plan
Prepare a 1,050-1,750-word plan to merge the two different sets of organizations from the merger/acquisition companies. For example, Company A is a Benefit corporation and Company B is a traditional Corporation. Company A is a legal for-profit entity whose charter includes legal responsibility for positive social or environmental goals in addition to profit-seeking goals.
Company B is a traditional for profit corporation which does not have a social or environmental goals in their charter. You may identify other potentially conflicting policies and propose methods for merging or synthesizing the disparate policies.
d. Consolidated Transition Plan Paper and Presentation
Combining the Transition assignments from previous classes, prepare a 3,250-4000-word paper that represents the learners consolidated transition plan