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Handle With Care: Dealing With Downsizing “Survivors”

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It's hard not to be shaken by the current economic downslide. One way or another, everyone is feeling the effects, as stocks are falling, credit is drying up, and businesses large and small are declaring bankruptcy and closing their doors forever.

 

To save themselves from the brink of disaster, many companies are being forced to downsize. Obviously, this is devastating to the workers who are laid off, but it is also difficult for those workers who remain employed after an organizational shake-up. Here is some helpful insight on addressing the shock, denial, anger, confusion, frustration, and stress that downsizing can have on these so-called "survivors."

 

Ounce Of Prevention Worth A Pound Of Cure

One key to minimizing reduction-in-force (RIF) survivor anger is to take careful steps to ensure that the downsizing itself is carried out with obvious care and concern for those affected. How downsized employees are tr...(register to read more)

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