Agility in a complex corporate structure, a M&A Story

location_city Sydney schedule Sep 25th 01:45 - 02:05 PM place Business Agility Australia 2018 people 1 Interested

Restructuring an organisation is complex and time consuming. Decision makers at the executive, board and even shareholder level don’t always agree, making it difficult to succeed in a shared outcome. When property valuation firm, Herron Todd White, undertook a merger, it faced a huge challenge to get stakeholders aligned and able to make key decisions to move the organisation forward.

Come and hear how this organisation applied agility principles to the merger/restructure process to help engage stakeholders and get to a successful outcome sooner. Beware, this story has a surprising ending.


Outline/Structure of the Talk

A look at how the use of agility principles was applied by Herron Todd White to face the challenges in a difficult ownership and organisational restructure.

· Introduction – presenters and the company
· Quick audience survey on restructures
· What does a complex structure look like, the Herron Todd White view?
· This wasn’t the first time trying an organisational restructure,
· What we did different _ applying agility
· Our focus on shorter term cycles of outcomes that leads to our vision,
· Making things visible and simple so owners and stakeholders build trust,
· Agreeing on roles and responsibilities coupled with empowerment,
· Setting up a clear decision and governance structure that gets engagement earlier,
· Failing faster is a win.
· Agility challenges with engaging boards and shareholders
· Outcomes and Conclusion

Learning Outcome

Attendees will learn how to apply agility principles to M&A and corporate restructures to improve the organisational outcomes. Participants will walk out with tools to simplify complex problems turning them into achievable outcomes.

Target Audience

Those interested in, or currently woking in, roles within strategy, M&A, organisational development or executive leadership.

Prerequisites for Attendees

Attendees should have a basic understanding of corporate structures and the development or change to those structures through M&A or reorganisation.

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