The Role of the Learning Function in an Acquisition

This Fast Company article, How to Survive an Acquisition and Live Profitably Ever After, reminded me of an experience I had when a company I worked for bought two fairly large competitors. It was an enormous opportunity for the business, and as the director of learning and development, I wanted to make sure the learning function contributed to the success of the newly acquired people. We thought we could accomplish this by taking the time to socialize these new people into the culture of our organization.

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