You are a manager of the small container repair service (used in large cargo shipping). Your company just purchased out the local competitor. Board of Directors has enquired you to combine two organizations into single, harmonious working team. But they need you to lay off 30% of existing staff - which could come from either your current company or new one. It's your choice.
Your challenge as transformational leader: You have two identical work groups, including management . This comprises a manager who is same level as you. You are in charge. You may call. You should lay off 30% and end up with the solid working team. Up to this point, both organizational cultures are relatively healthy. All are nervous about decisions you are about to make.
What change approach do you choose? Why? describe in short, what is your plan and strategy?