Balancing Strategic and Financial Goals in Complex Business Integrations

Shelly Kalladanthyil

Sr. Director Strategic Planning & Performance at American Water

Learning Objectives

Mergers and acquisitions continue to be prevalent in today's marketplace. What happens after the deal is signed can make or break an organization's success. It can be a struggle to balance the strategic and financial goals of the organization. Decisions regarding investment or cost savings can cause conflicting messages to your employees and shareholders. There are some key guiding principles and tactics to reduce these pitfalls.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to establish alignment across leadership

  • Why inclusion has never been more important

  • Safeguarding the process