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M&A leadership: Motivating key talent to drive your deal

Leadership is the most important factor in motivating employees during M&A. In times of change, employees look to leaders for direction. Willis Towers Watson harnesses the power of effective leadership by engaging and motivating your management team behind your M&A objectives.

Our research shows that leadership is the most important factor in motivating employees during M&A.

In times of change, employees look to leaders for direction and focus, so you cannot afford for your leaders to be distracted by concerns about their own futures. Therefore, it is critical to start the integration process by addressing the concerns and engagement of senior leaders.

How we can help you gain advantage?

Willis Towers Watson can help you harness the power of effective leadership by engaging and motivating your management team behind your M&A objectives. We can also help you identify those with the right qualities to lead your transaction.

We can provide the support you need to motivate your leaders, keep them focused on your transaction and make them agents of positive change. We'll work with you to:

  • Align your leaders behind your M&A objectives
  • Help ensure you have the right people in place to lead your transaction
  • Provide the right incentives to make the transaction a success
  • Support them to provide effective leadership and manage change

Our services

Leadership assessment

Our assessment tools will help you identify who is best equipped to lead your transaction, matching them with the specific qualities required for your deal. We use psychometric testing, profiling and benchmarking against proven M&A success factors to find the right people.

Retention and rewards

Our experts will assess your risk of losing key talent as a result of your M&A. We'll help you design targeted incentive programs to keep key people on board during and after your transaction.

Leadership effectiveness

We're experts in developing effective leaders. We'll create bespoke tools and training programs designed to enhance leadership skills among your top team, helping them to manage change and work together more effectively.

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