This is for the Israeli side of the merger. First understand that even if the company acquiring you has done this before – it was probably by a different group of people. It may have even been in a different country. Cut them some slack – they probably mean well, but they are learning too. Don’t assume that they can tell you what to do (or that they know), they are looking as much for input from you as you are from them.
Make sure you know how things are decided in the company, and how to influence decisions. Delegate roles and responsibilities among yourselves so that you can have different routes of communication back to HQ. Go visit them at HQ and be on the lookout to see who has real influence and power. Assume that things will be hard in the beginning, but there are real benefits to being part of a larger American corporation - budgets are larger, career opportunities are greater and you can make a big difference. Find some advocates for you at HQ, or send some.Stumble it! Subscribe