Having worked at many smaller companies, as well as several startups, I've been through the acquisition routine before. Sometimes it works out really well, sometimes not so much.
The folks from the acquiring company were here, talking about their organization. They all seem nice enough, and there are certainly many more opportunities in the larger company for all of us to grow and prosper.
Right now we are in the uncertain, slightly uneasy stage. I'm sure there will be some change eventually, but for now, everything is staying as is. Still, we keep thinking:
- How will our roles change?
- Will they leave our organizational structure in place?
- Will we stay in our current building?
- Will we like working for a much larger company?
- Will they like us?
In some respects, it's like interviewing for a new job. Except that you have already been hired and you're just not exactly sure what your job is, who your boss is, and where you have to go to work every day.
I'll be working hard over the upcoming days and weeks to make our transition easier on the team in whatever way I can. Meanwhile, we will try to keep our current projects on track.
This will be interesting.
|My name is Joe Strazzere and I'm currently a Director of Quality Assurance.|
I like to lead, to test, and occasionally to write about leading and testing.
Find me at http://strazzere.blogspot.com/.