Making the Culture Part of a Corporate Merger or Acquisition Work: Interaction Associates Releases New LeaderLens Podcast on How Collaboration Drives Strong Results

Boston, MA. November 18, 2015 – Interaction Associates (IA) has released a new LeaderLens podcast detailing how collaboration skills help organizations succeed at integrating two corporate cultures after a merger or acquisition. IA is a nearly 50-year innovator of practical methods that are widely popular with global organizations looking to build collaboration excellence.

Corporate mergers and acquisitions this year are on pace to break the record of $4.6 trillion set in 2007. Yet studies show that more than 70% of all mergers and acquisitions fail to achieve their intended results, and a recent KPMG study revealed that 83% of merger deals did not boost shareholder returns. One reason often cited for the failure of most M&As is the unsuccessful integration of both company cultures after the deal is done.

“There is no magic bullet to complete a successful merger or acquisition,” said Interaction Associates CEO Barry Rosen, “but beyond the strategic promise of any given M&A, you have to get the people side of the deal right. That’s what we explore in this podcast – how best to avoid the most common pitfalls.”

The Interaction Associates LeaderLens podcast series provides practical, timely tips and strategies to today’s business leader, and covers a wide variety of workplace topics including Women in Leadership, Conscious Collaboration, Conquering Leadership Team Dysfunction, and more. Listen to the Merger and Acquisition podcast here, and subscribe to the LeaderLens podcast at iTunes.

About Interaction Associates
Interaction Associates is one of the world’s authorities on collaboration. For nearly 50 years, the firm has developed and demonstrated practical, simple, proven methods of successful collaboration- to help organizations succeed. IA’s clients achieve a new measure of ROI – Return on Involvement – where employees share responsibility for business success. IA offers customized consulting, learning and development, and coaching services. It was named one of Training Industry’s top 20 Leadership Training Companies every year since 2012.