Moving your career ahead after a merger – Ask Annie -Fortune Management

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Especially if yours was the acquired company, it’s a whole new ball game now. Here’s how to swing for the fences.

Daniel Sonesson‘s insight:

"Make no mistake, a post-merger company is a whole new enterprise. "If you’re sitting at the same desk in the same office, it’s easy to think that nothing much has really changed," notes Steve Spires, an Atlanta managing director at human resources consultants BPI Group. "But in fact, and especially if yours was the acquired entity, you’re now working for a different company, just as if you’d gone out and gotten a new job somewhere else.""

Interesting article and indeed true. Many career decisions are not proactive, they are reactive. Talents find themselves in a new reality and suddenly the routines and borders are broken.

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