I recently had the pleasure of writing about the drivers of mergers and how these differ in charitable and commercial contexts.
‘Charities tend to be more accepting of failed initiatives and unsuccessful performance within organisations, but less accepting that entire organisations could fail or cease to exist….This is largely reversed in commercial entities. Failure of initiatives or poor performance is not well-regarded and can be harshly dealt with, but the ultimate end of an entity is a routine and natural event.’
The article was written with my friend and former colleague Steve Scott, who works with early stage companies at Digital Science. It was written for for my friend and colleague Dawn Langley, who writes extensively at her site Alchemy Research and Consulting.