Few things are as uncomfortable for employees as organizational change. Think about it. Your employees are happy. They know their jobs, and are comfortable doing things a certain way. They’ve been successful, perhaps for many years. And then suddenly, something changes. Change is difficult.
I once attended a change management workshop, where we were asked to make a small change to our morning routine. It was a good example of the uneasiness that surrounds even the smallest changes. Try this. Take off your shoes and put them on again. Which foot did you start with? Odds are you start with that foot every time. Try taking them off and putting them on again, starting with the other foot. Feel odd? You bet it does.