When our company engaged to plan and host a four-day workshop with a large oil and gas client who, among many things, desired an icebreaker, we opted for a meaty exercise that not only helps people interact with new faces but also demonstrates how to quantify group synergy.
Jeanne Malnati is the CEO and founder of The Culture Group, where she’s been making an impact in organizations and in her community. This post is based on her Ultimate Culture Conference presentation and features insights from her consulting work and in building an award-winning family business, Lou Malnati’s.
Lou Malnati came to America from Italy by boat when he was 17 years old with a dream to make a lot of money. He worked for 22 years making pizza at Uno’s’ and Dues’ in Chicago with his dad and grandfather. The day arrived when he decided it was time to go out on his own.
This post features insights from Linda Sharkey on the development of a leadership team during and after a merger integration, based on her Ultimate Culture Conference presentation with Carol Montgomery.
If your company is in the process of going through or preparing for a merger or acquisition, then you know firsthand that combining the cultures of two organizations is no easy matter.
Last fall, I had the honor of giving a talk along with Carol Montgomery, Senior VP and Chief Human Resources Officer of York Risk Services Group, at the 1st Annual Ultimate Culture Conference in Chicago. Carol and I presented a case study to show how York, following a major acquisition, was able to blend two very different types of workplace cultures.