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    The Importance of Post-Acquisition Integration

    Posted by Doug Meyer on Mar 4, 2020 10:29:12 AM

    The adrenaline rush you get when closing on an acquisition (or merger) is exhilarating.

    Excitement builds as you make the formal announcement to the team and send the press release. The congratulations start pouring in and all the endorphins rush in. If only this were the punctuation at the end of the sentence. It’s more like a new chapter that is yet to be written.

    Enjoy your post close rush, but know that success is in what follows, not the successful completion of the acquisition.

    Often, business leaders are not prepared for this next phase in the transaction, which happens to be the most difficult.  Integration, or as we prefer to say, unification, is the next and most important phase. Closing the deal is now a success that lives in the past and future success is properly unifying the teams and driving the intended benefits.

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    Topics: Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, acquisition, Takeaways, Retain, Key Employees, Business Consultant, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Merger

    Woodworking Lessons that Mirror Good Business Practices

    Posted by Jon Trunk on Feb 26, 2020 10:37:32 AM

    Perhaps you can relate. My day-to-day job requires me to use my brain, not my hands. Analyzing, thinking, planning, communicating and many hours behind a computer screen. Mentally challenging work is very rewarding, but I picked up woodworking as productive, hands-on outlet for when I’m not “on the job." Hours spent on woodworking projects have reinforced some basic lessons that contribute to business success as well. 

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, Growing, Business Owners, workplace productivity, Success, Lessons

    Ping Pong Tables Don't Define Culture

    Posted by Angela Wurtenberger on Feb 20, 2020 2:48:07 PM

    You’ve probably seen the topic of workplace culture everywhere. There are articles written about it, podcasts devoted to it, employers tout their culture to new hires and there are awards given to companies for having the “best place to work."  What exactly is culture? At Brixey & Meyer, we say we have a great workplace culture, but what does that really mean?

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, workplace productivity, Success, Workplace Culture

    Ryan Hawk's Book, WELCOME TO MANAGEMENT, is Here!

    Posted by Nicole Kelly on Jan 31, 2020 2:09:39 PM

    On January 28th we hosted ~100 people to celebrate the official launch of WELCOME TO MANAGEMENT, written by our Leadership Advisory practice leader, Ryan Hawk. Welcome to Management is currently Amazon's #1 New Release in Workplace Culture. A Forbes article calls it the "The Best Leadership Book of 2020." He's received great press on launch week with articles being published on reputable platforms for his writing routines and processes that have helped him produce high level work.

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    Topics: brixey and meyer, dayton, Ryan Hawk, Learning Leader, Leader, Leadership Advisory, Success, Wisdom, Welcome To Management

    Willing, Able, Fit: Hiring With Purpose (2)

    Posted by Steve Black on Jan 24, 2020 9:59:05 AM

    “‘Why” and ‘How' are words so important that they cannot be too often used.” --Napoleon Bonaparte

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Willing, Able, Fit: Hiring With Purpose

    Posted by Steve Black on Jan 23, 2020 9:33:55 AM

    “If you could be any animal, what would it be?”

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    A People Approach to Hiring

    Posted by Steve Black on Jan 22, 2020 10:49:48 AM

    Have you ever heard one of these statements when trying to hire someone?

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Employment Practices That Create Workplace Distractions (Part 4 of 4)

    Posted by Steve Black on Dec 12, 2019 9:15:24 AM

    Starting and running a business is an exciting venture. Entrepreneurs start with a dream. This dream envisions an amazing future state. Daily, a mission is lived out with certain behaviors and values expressed. Strategy development bridges the gap between where the business is and where it wants to go. This is exciting stuff! Along the way, though, distractions surface. Lawsuits, miscommunications, under-performing team-members, et cetera get in the way of that exciting dream. How did it end up like this? 

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Employment Practices That Create Workplace Distractions (Part 3 of 4)

    Posted by Steve Black on Dec 11, 2019 9:25:19 AM

    Distractions exist everywhere in the workplace! As introduced in the first two-parts of this four-part series, business owners and leaders must minimize distractions proactively. Waiting until an issue arises typically results in lost money, time, and productivity…all killers to an organization’s profitability and success! Here is part three of this four-part series.

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Employment Practices That Create Workplace Distractions (Part 2 of 4)

    Posted by Steve Black on Dec 10, 2019 10:02:20 AM

    Distractions exist everywhere in the workplace! As introduced in the first part of this four-part series, business owners and leaders must minimize distractions proactively. Waiting until an issue arises typically results in lost money, time, and productivity… all killers to an organization’s profitability and success! Here is part two of this four-part series.  

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

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