Initial public offerings for 2020 are up five percent from this point in 2019 and there is a long list of potential debutants filing or unveiling their plans to close deals before the holidays.


An IPO is one of the largest, most complicated events in the life of a company and getting it right involves much planning and preparation. Remember that a path to profitability matters and the core people-centered fundamentals are critical to that profitable growth.

In this article, we have identified the five fundamental steps to help mitigate some of the risk of rapid growth. Organizations should address the talent and rewards strategy early in the journey and focus on executive rewards, change and communications in the lead up to the IPO. It is important to consider each of the steps in planning to minimize risks and drive the desired outcomes.


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