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4 Qualities Upper Level Management Will Look for During a Merger or Acquisition
4 Qualities Upper Level
Management Will Look for
During a Merger or Acquisition
Holden Buckner | holdenbuckner.net
Mergers and acquisitions are among the more
effective tools that business executives utilize in
order to assure growth and success in a
corporation. Regardless of the type of merger or
acquisition, the move is sure to evolve the way a
company operates. While the experience can be
exciting to upper level management officials, it
can also be a time of uncertainty to lower level
This is many times the case because mergers
and acquisitions often involve a new evolution of
the workforce. During this time of development,
upper level management officials will look for 4
key qualities in employees when determining
who will survive the change.
In any time of change or development it is crucial
that everyone on board remain positive and
supportive. Upper level management officials never
want to experience negativity at any stage in a
company’s lifecycle especially in the lower levels of
their workforce. While others may be anxious and
stressed, having an optimistic outlook is the first way
to stand out to your supervisors and managers when
they are deciding who be kept and who will be let
Although mergers and acquisitions are among the
more effective moves a company can make, they are
not always foolproof. During the process problems
may arise that need immediate attention. It is best
to be aware of potential problems so that in the
event that they do arise, you can act accordingly.
When the company is making the change, they are
going to want problem solvers, not problem
creators, to assure the process has no kinks or issues.
It important to be flexible in a time of change,
whether this may be altering your schedule, or
performing a task you don’t normally perform.
Upper level management officials will pay mind to
employees who go out of their way to perform their
job and anything that arises. One thing is for certain,
there will be tasks that arise, and they will need to
be completed. This is also a great way to display
your skillset to upper level management officials.
Perhaps the most important single quality that an
employee can possess is sustainability. Sustainability is
being the person that is hard to replace, be invaluable
to all aspects of the company. This means having a
large network of contacts within the company and
being a familiar face to all. Upper level management
officials will look to keep employees that are
recommended from others. In the event that you do
survive the merger or acquisition, having a large
network is the first way to assure success in a new