Unfortunately, many organizations need to downsize people from time to time to remain viable. We all know these are not happy times for anyone. Trust almost always suffers during a downsizing. It takes a great deal of energy and planning to stage a successful downsizing event.
Most companies become myopic and do things that end up costing them dearly. The damage done to the organization can be mitigated if HR and Line Managers could truncate things they believe are helpful but in reality backfire in the real world.
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