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**Part II- Deliverable Length:** 5-7 paragraphs
The experts state that half of all mergers fail due to "diverse cultural differences." Some good examples of this are AOL-Time Warner, Banc One and First Chicago NBD, and Ameritech-SBC.
Think about the latest merger between two long-suffering retailers - K-Mart and Sears. You have been asked to speak on the topic of the impact of organizational culture on decision making to a group of executives. In a five to seven paragraph speech, discuss the impact of organizational culture on the decisions that would have to be made for the Sears/K-Mart Strategy to be a success. What will happen if K-Mart or Sears changes its strategy? What will happen as these two oganizations with different cultures began merge? Support your answer with examples.
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