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How to decide who's in charge of a merger

How to decide who's in charge of a merger

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As with any complex project, the success of a merger will depend on leadership. Being clear about who leads the process, what their scope is and what is expected of them is an important early part of the process. When thinking about a merger's leadership, consider these steps.
As with any complex project, the success of a merger will depend on leadership. Being clear about who leads the process, what their scope is and what is expected of them is an important early part of the process. When thinking about a merger's leadership, consider these steps.
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As with any complex project, the success of a merger will depend on leadership. Being clear about who leads the process, what their scope is and what is expected of them is an important early part of the process.
When thinking about a merger's leadership, consider these steps.

Further information

If you're an NCVO member, you can download a free copy of The Truth About Mergers, an in-depth, practical guide to the merger process, based on the real-life experiences of Carers Trust, which was created from a merger between The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care.

As well as looking in detail at leadership issues, the guide also asks the following questions.

  • Should you merge?
  • How long will it take?
  • How will the process be run?
  • How will you involve staff, supporters and beneficiaries?
  • What external support will you use?How will you manage the change? delete: <br />

Download The Truth About Mergers .

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