PEPSI Growth & Teamwork (PDF)
A: What do you think about being acquired by Google?
B: At first blush, I didn’t understand why we were bought out. I was on the fence about it and it was a bitter pill to swallow. I thought we got the short end of the stick.
A: I understand how you feel. I felt like we jumped from the frying pan into the fire. It really got under my skin.
B: However, now that we are on the same boat. I think Google runs a very tight ship. It’s a breath of fresh air and I think we’ve gotten a second wind.
A: You’re preaching to the choir!
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A: I will not sign off on this merger! It doesn’t sit right with me.
B: Look at the big picture. It’s a win-win situation. Joining forces will be mutually beneficial.
A: We have different visions for the future. We have completely different company cultures. We don’t build any kind of synergy. We’re not a good fit.
B: Our company is having a down year. We’ve tried cutting back on our expenses. We have to cut our losses and move on. At the end of the day, this is our only solution.
A: I understand that recently we’ve been in hot water, that we’ve been in a rut, that we’ve come under fire from shareholders. I understand all that. However, I’m sticking to my guns. With all due respect, this is idea does not hold water. The writing is on the wall.
B: Don’t make me pull rank.
A: Richard, I want you to take charge of the next project. Rallying the troops is your bread and butter.
B: Thank you so much for this opportunity.
A: But I do have one condition…I want to talk about the elephant in the room. I know you have a beef with Charles but he will be joining your team. He has the complementary skills to make this project successful.
B: Teaming up with him is out of the question. He’s a piece of work. If we work together, we’ll just wind up arguing all the time.
A: I need you to smooth things over with Charles. It’s time to bury the hatchet.
B: He rubs me the wrong way. Every time I try to talk to him, he gives me the cold shoulder.
A: When there’s a will, there’s a way.
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