Three ways to make mergers work

There’s the textbook approach, the innovative way or the tyrannical method
By Evert Akkerman
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/16/2017
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People tend to resist change. If change was easy, and people loved it, then why is the transfer of training such a huge issue in human resources? Credit: Suat Gursozlu (Shutterstock)

In the HR business, we often hear people say they love change. Taking human nature into consideration, this may be more a fashion statement than anything. It’s part of our addiction to excitement, the hyper-society where everyone is busy, the adrenaline rush that comes from running around all day.

In reality, people crave structure, stability and routine. This makes perfect sense from an efficiency standpoint; in his book The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg says an efficient brain requires less room.

People tend to resist change. If change was easy, and people loved it, then why is the transfer of training such a huge issue in human resources?