TO: Management Staff
DATE: November 17, 2008
SUBJECT: EnviroTech Acquisition
In lieu of the recent company events involving the InterClean merger with EnviroTech, I wanted to take a moment and go over a few things with the three of you.
First, I want to thank you all for your continued leadership during the past few weeks. Change is never easy, but you have continued to promote the ideals and standards that this company was built on, and I am truly grateful for your exemplary management in this time of uncertainty.
As you are well aware, our associates look to us for direction. It is imperative that we as leaders promote a calm and productive work environment. I want each of you to meet with your teams and address questions and concerns. I don’t expect you to be able to answer all their questions, as I can’t answer all yours, but the purpose is to assure them that you are concerned about their issues. If you have concerns of your own, this forum is not the place to voice them. If we as managers walk around upset, uncertain, and scattered, how can our employees draw strength from us? Under no circumstances should you display your personal feelings, unless they are positive and uplifting. Also, please reiterate that this merger is still in its infant stages, and there are tons of unanswered questions. Let your staff know that there will be more information in the days and weeks to come, but in the meantime, gather any questions that you can’t answer, and keep them in a file. We will compile them at a later date and publish the answers company wide. I cannot stress enough how your behavior reflects the company and, subsequently, plays a huge role in employee behavior. I have every confidence all of you understand this initiative and will promote a positive work environment.
Over the course of the next few months, David and his team will outline the go-forward strategy for InterClean. As with any merger, two sets of employee...