Charging Back Up the Hill: Workplace Recovery After Mergers, Acquisitions and Downsizings / Edition 1

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Just as organizations have survived other recessions, they will come through this latest one-but they will need help to recover from it. In this book, acclaimed author and consultant Mitchell Marks offers the wisdom drawn from his many years of experience in helping organizations weather and manage the storms of mergers, acquisitions, and downsizing. Marks shows senior executives, team leaders, HR directors, and consultants how to get jaded employees back on track, carry them through the transition, and motivate them to perform at their best. He provides comprehensive guidance on "transition management," explaining how to approach the new and create a context for recovery. And he details how to revitalize the entire organization-the individual spirit, teams and their performance, and organizational systems.
Mitchell Lee Marks (San Francisco, CA) is an independent management consultant specializing in helping firms plan and implement mergers, restructurings, and other transitions. He also consults in areas of CEO coaching, senior team development, HR development, and corporate culture. Previously, he was senior director at Delta Consulting Group and national chair of the HR Management Practice Group at William H. Mercer, Inc.

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What People Are Saying

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"Marks provides clear and insightful guidance for addressing both the emotional realities and business imperatives associated with workplace recovery. A masterful blend of theory and practice." — Anthony F. Buono, professor of management and sociology, Bentley College

"Employees in all organizations today are overwhelmed with mergers, downsizings, restructurings, and other transitions. This book is about how to motivate employees, how to get them to look ahead to new opportunities rather than licking wounds, and how to activate people in their new situation rather than paralyze them." — Elke Reissig, M.D., director, Schering Pharamceuticals AG, Berlin

"If your company has gone through a difficult restructuring, read this book right away— you will wish you had done so earlier. Marks provides a clear roadmap for getting your organization going again and preparing it to reach new heights." — Benjamin Gomes-Casseres, coauthor, Mastering Alliance Strategy

"Other than Dilbert and a few other brave pundits, very few regularly speak out about the human pain and organizational inefficiencies that fester in today's work world. Mitchell Lee Marks brings these issues out in the open in a refreshing, candid manner in his new book and, better yet, provides concrete, practical advice on ways to deal with them." — Liz Guthridge, principal , The Adobe Group

"Through his vast experience, Marks demonstrates that he has the knowledge and wherewithal to safely guide corporate members of all ranks through a very difficult process. Through Marks's writings one understands the available benefits to the corporation as well as benefits to the individual if a merger or acquisition is properly managed. Charging Back Up the Hill is an informative and equally enjoyable read." — Larry J. Elardo, president and chief executive officer, Argenta, Inc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787964429
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/14/2003
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Business and Managament Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,284,026
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Mitchell Lee Marks leads in San Francisco and San Diego, which specializes in advising executives on managing mergers, restructurings, and other transitions; building team effectiveness; and developing organizational cultures to achieve desired financial and strategic objectives. Marks has worked with numerous organizations, including AOL, BP Amoco, Intel, Pfizer, Bank of America, and Blue Shield of California. Marks is the author of several books and articles, including Joining Forces: Making One Plus One Equal Three in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances (Jossey-Bass, 1998).

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Table of Contents


The Author.

Part One: The Costly Impact of Transitions on Organizations and Their People.

1. Organizational MADness.

2. Unintended Consequences of Business Transitions.

Part Two: Laying the Groundwork for Workplace Recovery: Understanding How People Adapt to Transitions.

3. The Opportunity and the Challenge.

4. Individual Adaptation to Transition.

5. The Realities and Requirements of Workplace Recovery.

Part Three: The Four Elements of Workplace Recovery.

6. Empathy.

7. Engagement.

8. Energy.

9. Enforcement.

Part Four: Solidifying the Context for Workplace Recovery.

10. Leading and Managing Workplace Recovery.

Selected Bibliography.


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