The Importance of Conducting Cultural Assessments in M&A


How to Conduct Cultural Assessments for More Successful Deal Outcomes

An M&A Science Podcast

Hosted by Kison Patel

“How do the employees get work done? How do they interact with one another? How do they approach decision making? Once you are armed with this information and understand the unwritten rules of engagement within a company, you are better positioned to make strategic decisions and approach the merger in a way that supports preserving the value of the deal.”

On this Episode

Kison speaks with Dawn White, an M&A Integration Manager at Corning. Dawn is part of a team at Corning that’s responsible for launching and maintaining the organization's strategic growth, integration success and change management. On this episode, Dawn explains the importance of conducting cultural assessments during M&A transactions and explores how these assessments can lead to stronger deal outcomes, increased value creation and an overall happier and more productive workforce.

Dawn describes how to best conduct and approach cultural assessments as well as common missteps she’s seen in the process and how to overcome them.

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