Worldwide footprint. Good print position in niche markets. Multiple markets (medical, automotive, aerospace, military, no one far ahead of others). Clean sweep of most old executive management. New execs are more effective.
Clear focus on U.K., meaning if you are in a location other than Europe you are not as vital to the business, less probability of stability. Still not entirely walking their talk, with regard to value of employees.
Advice to Management
Do not enforce uniformity for the sake of it. Let your high performing business units run more like they ran in the past. Focus more on underperforming businesses, rather than making everyone come down to the lowest common denominator.
Basicly who ever you suck up to the most.....does not matter if you know what you are doing. They just pick and choose. No interview. Integration Manager is a relic and does not give a crap. She is just waiting to retire.
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