Transition is like a low pressure area on the organizational weather map. It attracts all the storms and conflicts in the area, past a well as present. This is because transition “decompresses” an organization. Many of the barriers that held things in check come down. Old grievances resurface. Old scars start to ache. Old skeletons come tumbling out of closets.
Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change, William Bridges, page 111