I am part of a remote team. The person I support is not exactly popular, and the central office is trying to hire somebody loyal to them. As part of the change, our work is being effectively sabotaged: we are being given contradictory directives and cuts to our resources, to the point where there will be a bigger case to bring change.
However, I don't want company and customers to suffer because of this. But I don't know what is the professional way of dealing with this without skipping the next couple levels of management.
In any situation like this, where a department is artificially put in a difficult position to justify changes, what is the professional course of action?
(this question can be applied to most companies, I believe)