Merging Two Global Cultures: Oil Industry

Using a Common Change Methodology to Integrate Two Oil Companies

Client Case Study

Situation

Two oil companies were embarking on a well-planned merger of equals to form a global organization.

Several different teams were working on the cultural and organizational integration.

Coordinated and common approaches were needed.

Complications

There was not an agreed upon and holistic approach to the integration.

Approach

  1. Worked with key members of the two legacy companies to design and deliver change management programs to create a customized learning process composed of ten single point learning modules related to the merger.

Results

  • The change tools were widely accepted as the primary tool for preparing the global workforce for the merger.
  • Train-the-trainer sessions ensured internal capability for worldwide dissemination of the required change skills.
  • The change management training enabled the workforce to lead rather than react to the inevitable pressures and complexities of combining two huge global companies.

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