You can't stop change and many times change is a great thing! I have been through so much change in my life in corporate america, but each aquisition and merger and lay-off boosted me higher and higher and made me whom I am today. There were days of uncertainty in the past, but your attitude and morale has a lot to do with a person's outlook on things. I think "communication" is crucial. I hope people are in meetings at your company and infomed about what's going on. That squashes the rumors right down. Try to get at the root of the issues or problem. Why are people feeling down and the way they do? It's human nature to gossip and speculate - - -but if management steps right in and sets the tone and sets the record straight, then it's just better business. Hope this helps!