To say that the process of integration with our sister company has been a roller-coaster of a ride would be an understatement. It started well; I was invited to Germany to participate in workshops to shape the structure and after two workshops I had contributed significant ideas and was influential in determining the outcome. I still reported to the CEO and it seemed that I would end up with a fair chunk of the pie. I felt “on top of the world”. Then, in the first bizarre twist of many, the CEO recruited a new SVP of Design and Development, between me and him, thereby not only demoting me and others by one position, but also undoing all the structural re-design we had achieved in the workshops. The workshops then stalled.
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