Posted on 10/11/2019 10:17 AM By Sari Maritzer
Mergers can be an excellent opportunity for LDCs to reduce costs and better serve their respective communities. To succeed, however, mergers must make sense not only on paper, but from a cultural perspective as well. Culture is intangible and difficult to articulate by people who live and breathe it everyday.
In a highly-regulated industry like Ontario’s energy sector, with workforces that are frequently unionized, ensuring cultural alignment between two companies is often easier said than done. Waiting for regulator approval can be a lengthy and slow-moving process—one that can put significant constraints on how and when the organizations conduct cultural assessments. In a similar vein, depending on a union’s collective agreement, it can also be difficult to bring employees together, job share or conduct employee town halls to uncover cultural concerns and put employees at ease before the merger is approved.
Nevertheless, a cohesive transition hinges on a smooth cultural integrati ...
Posted on 9/5/2019 12:35 PM By Matthews Joseph
The EDA has long been the voice for the electricity distribution sector in Ontario, making sure the concerns, and priorities of our industry are heard by the province’s leaders and policy makers. In recent years, the EDA has made a focused effort to enhance our communications, including upgrades to our The Distributor, RapidSources, the EDA Weekly, Member Handbook and more.
With the recent refresh of our website, we are very pleased to enhance those efforts further by launching a new Blog.
The EDA Blog is now your go-to resource for industry news and insights, accessible 24/7 from any web-connected device. I encourage all members and friends of the EDA to bookmark this page and return often for ongoing updates not only from the EDA team but also from members, sector leaders and subject matter experts.
When you check out the EDA Blog, you can expect to find informative insights and analysis from the EDA and from expert contributors on topics of interest, including:
Policy and governmen ...