Magazine article ABA Bank Marketing

Surviving a Merger or Acquisition

Magazine article ABA Bank Marketing

Surviving a Merger or Acquisition

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Mergers and acquisitions are in the news quite often these days and it 'appears_ they will not be slowing down anytime soon. Sometimes, there is advanced warning about a possible merger or acquisition in the form of rumors so that staff can be somewhat prepared for the announcement and potential changes. Other times, they come as a complete surprise.

So many thoughts run through employees' minds--and most of them are negative. The big question is "Will I have a job when all is said and done?"

As more organizations contemplate merger and acquisition activity, marketers and other employees need to prepare themselves for change. Here are six tips to help manage a career amid a merger or acquisition:

* Build and maintain your network. "Stay in touch with everybody," both professional and socially. Check to see if your employer has an alumni network, its own or on LinkedIn.

* Boost your value in the company. …

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