A survey by Harvard Business Review found that 70-90% of mergers did not produce the desired results. Integration is the main cause of this high failure rate.
The biggest threat to human capital integration relates to corporate culture differences, According to a Deloitte study, cause 30% of failed integrations.
The challenge of integrating corporate cultures is even greater if there is also a broad linguistic difference between the two companies.
How do mergers – particularly when staff speak different languages – affect business operations, and is there anything companies can do to facilitate integration?