European Consolidation Board for Foreign Industry (ECBFI)




In the Post-Merger Integration ("PMI") process, the ECBFI has a Support Map of Organizational Connections &  Analysis provides powerful tools for unveiling communication and collaboration patterns between business units.  In the same way that an X-ray machine allows a doctor to see exactly where a patient’s bones are broken, the ECBFI Support Model enables managers to identify precise areas where a network has inappropriate gaps so that they can quickly implement measures to bridge those gaps.  Just as a doctor will take additional X-rays after a period of time to examine how well the patient’s bones are healing, The ECBFI can conduct follow-up analysis (after 6 months) to show how the integration measures are working.

The ECBFI Support Analysis, however, is only one component of the ECBFI approach.  The Post-Merger Integration support services also include the Integration Process Assessment and the Cultural Progress Assessment.  

The ECBFI Support Integration Process Assessment measures the effectiveness of the company’s mechanisms for creating change in eight key areas: 

  • Diffusion of the company’s new vision, values and strategy
  • Communication of the integration process
  • Critical knowledge transfer & Integration of business practices
  • Management of staffing, re-recruiting and relocation decisions
  • Management of employee issues: benefits, pay, job responsibilities, reporting relationships, etc.
  • Preserving and enhancing safety, ongoing operations, sales and customer service
  • Management of changes in decision-making roles and responsibilities

The ECBFI Support Cultural Progress Assessment evaluates the company’s developmental progress in several areas of organizational values and mores, including:

  • Knowledge sharing values
  • Feedback and interpersonal communication
  • Decision-making processes and authority
  • Leadership and managerial behavior
  • Policies, rules and procedures
  • Time orientation & Customer focus
  • High performance
  • Employee involvement
  • Training and continuous learning
  • Organizational customs, norms and ceremonies