Gartner Research

IT Workforce Management Challenges in Mergers and Acquisitions

Published: 21 June 2012

ID: G00232812

Analyst(s): Ansgar Schulte, Diane Berry


Mergers and acquisitions are major business transformations with often significant impact on the workforce involved. Given the IT function's critical role in many M&A deals, CIOs must understand how to manage integration-related IT workforce challenges successfully.

Table Of Contents


  • Why Is IT Workforce Management So Important During M&A?
  • What Challenges Do CIOs and HR Leaders Need to Address?
  • What Specific Actions Should Be Taken in Each M&A Phase?
    • Due Diligence
    • Postsignature Preparations for Day 1
    • Day 1 and Welcoming Phase
    • Integration
  • Evaluation and Lessons Learned
  • Final Remarks

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