Execution of an M&A transaction generates thousands of decisions, most of them with minor impact to the investment thesis. But these small and medium decisions often bog down the decision-making process when the distribution of authority is ill-defined and leadership is consistently seeking consensus and/or input from the broader team.
The solutions I offer to circumvent the decision making merry-go-round are not complex, but often take guts to apply:
Death by committee can slow integration and erode synergy opportunities while dividing and conquering allows more to be done while creating trust across a new Management Team. Challenge yourself and team to try these simple tools that empower the team, expedite decisions, and allow leadership to discuss only the issues that have material impact.
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