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Management behavior and actions, best practices

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Imagine you are a midlevel sales manager at InterClean, Inc. with three first-level managers under your responsibility. In response to a merger that is about to take place with EnviroTech, you have been instructed to draft a memo to your supervisory team about the importance of the behavior exhibited by managers.

Resource: InterClean-EnviroTech Merger Scenario
Review the InterClean-EnviroTech Merger Scenario on your student Web site.

Write a memo that includes the following information:

Explain how a manager's behavior can affect the productivity of his or her workers.
Describe the types of management action that align with employment laws and those that do not.
Describe best practices for working within a diverse work environment.

How would be a good way to accomplish these task?


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Date: February 15, 20xx
To: Supervisory Team
InterClean, Inc.
From: [Name]
Sales Manager
InterClean, Inc.
Subject: Managers' behavior as a key success factor in post merger productivity

EnviroTech and InterClean: Merger Analysis

It is acknowledged that the failure or success of any merger and acquisition depends on how effective and efficient the new organization is in integrating its people, combined processes, and systems. Hence, manager's behavior as regards the productivity of his or her workers in the combined entity is a key success factor.

According to Galpin (2008), the real deal is that "integrating one business with another is inherently demanding, even for the most experienced acquirers, and the process must be managed exceedingly well if the effort is to succeed" (p. 57). Thus, it is important that the productivity of the combined entity after the merger of EnviroTech and InterClean does not suffer. Therefore, the behaviors of managers in affecting the productivity of their staff are more important than ever.

This view is further supported by the study made by Gomes, Donnelly, Morris and Collis (2007) of the Ford's acquisition of Jaguar in 1989 and of Land Rover in 2000. The researchers found out that the a merger's ...

Solution Summary

Management behavior and actions for the best practices are examined.