Readiness to Change
Andrea D Diaz, Student (Other), United States, Member
: People resist when they do not see where they "fit" into the change being suggested/implemented.
Rather than seeing this as "resistance", we should be looking at it from a standpoint of "integration communication failure". Help individuals see the "why" for the needed change; and how they will fit in, and how the change fits into the overall strategy; and what are the benefits (from a profitability angle) to the overall organization.
Then begin "ferreting" out who is leading the "resistance" — is it one person or a group?
You need to educate the employees about the integration program, detailing long-range benefits, and how they will fit into the long-term strategy.
It seems to be in the 2nd level (principles, guiding ideas).