Challenge: A multinational publishing firm had merged within the previous year. They now had leaders on four continents. Cross-functional collaboration was stressed by different time zones, cultural values and styles. Most of the leaders (from different countries) had never met.
Solution: We developed a two-day face-to-face retreat to meet, learn about each other and gather their divergent knowledge, expertise and perspective into helping the merger succeed and the company to grow.
Results: They left with a new commitment to collaboration as well as a unified vision, values, mission and goals for the company ñ all resulting in a new sense of camaraderie and teamwork they had not experienced since the merger.
Impact: The merger succeeded. Through cross-continental collaboration, they were able to align vision and goals and create a culture that helped international staff adapt.