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Summary: Mergers can cause much consternation between employees and employers; see how you can mitigate this in your own business as you face a merger or acquisition.

Preparing for a Merger

If you mention the word merger in any workplace, the collective inhales of nervous employees will in short order reverberate throughout the cubicles, hallways, offices and break rooms of a business. This is understandable as many business mergers have resulted in job losses, particularly when one position overlaps between the merging parties. As that, and other merger-related issues may put your employees on edge, it is up to you as a manager to instill ease into your workers. Use the following reading materials for guidance as to how you can help your employees adjust to a merger.
 
4 Ways to Prepare Your Employees for a Merger

Preparing for a merger is never easy, particularly for your employees. Yet it has to happen when a merger seems imminent.  Read the following article to find out how you can prepare your employees for an upcoming merger.
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How to Successfully Manage a Merger

Managing a merger can be as stressful for a manager as going through a merger is stressful to an employee. As a manager, you first have to know how to delicately blend two cultures.
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What Happens to Employees When an Acquisition Occurs?

Your employees will want to know their fate as they go through the processes of a merger. See what points you need to bring to your employees to ease their tensions.
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What does a merger or acquisition mean for the target company's employees?

Prepare yourself and your employees for the pending merger and how it can affect both you and them.
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Your Company Has Been Sold: Here's What to Expect

This article explores what will and can happen when your company is bought out.
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10 Questions Employees Ask When Their Company Gets Acquired

Are you prepared to answer the questions your employees will ask you about your company’s pending merger and/or acquisition? Study up with these 10 questions an employee is likely to ask you.
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The Human Side of Mergers: Those Laid Off and Those Left Aboard

Many managers simply don’t consider how mergers and acquisitions affect employees. Here is your chance to make a difference in how you regard your employees before and after an M&A.
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What Happens to a Company's Stock When a Buyout Is Announced?

As a manager, you inevitably will be asked about company stock once a buyout is announced. Read this article to find out the questions you may face from employees after your company has announced a buyout.
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