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After listening to the videos and articles provided this week, please choose from one of the two topics below. Choose to answer the questions relating to cultural change or mergers and acquisitions.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Name an organization that experienced a merger or acquisition (this is not the same as a restructure). Make sure you have read the lesson for the week to understand the difference between mergers and acquisitions. State whether it was a merger or an acquisition. Do you think that particular merger or acquisition was necessary and successful? Would you have done anything different if you were making the decision to merge or acquire the new company? Did the merger or acquisition increase profits for the new organization or the parent organization?
Organizational Culture and Change
After watching the video on Organizational Change and Culture and reading the article provided, consider organizational change when it affects the culture of an organization. Choose a company that you know has merged with or been acquired by another company and has undergone major culture changes within. Explain.