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Trust in Transition: Navigating Organizational Change by Bob Whipple

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15

Integrating Two Cultures

“Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell.”

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

In this chapter you will learn:

•  The road to integration is not smooth, so expect some setbacks along the way.

•  Always model the behavior you want the rest of the organization to show.

•  Have lots of celebrations and praise to encourage people.

•  Do the tough stuff with courage and dignity for the individuals impacted. This is a great time to show a little class.

Companies rely on teams. Getting teams to work well within one company is hard enough, but getting two sets of teams from two different companies ...

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