Pfi zer’s Day One: Ensuring Employee Awareness and Understanding of the Integration of Two Industry Leaders, Pfi zer and Wyeth HM
Judges lauded Pfizer’s “flawless,” “disciplined,” and “comprehensive” program that united 120,000 employees after the Wyeth acquisition. A common, consistent mission and strategy was key. After issuing a letter to all staff, CEO Jeff Kindler and other leaders hosted two global townhall broadcasts. Other tactics included an “Our Path Forward: The Next Step” strategic framework. An employee survey revealed high scores in multiple categories, including confidence and clear understanding of direction.