Downsizing with Dignity

Companies that act with dignity, respect, and care for employees affected by downsizing realize unexpected positive outcomes such as maintaining or improving morale and increasing customer loyalty. This two hour workshop will review cases of two companies that achieved such gains.  Company leaders, senior managers and human resource professionals will define guiding principles for planning and implementing downsizing programs that yield positive side effects. They will work in small groups to apply these principles in their own companies.

Topics include:

  • Communicating internally – building trust through authenticity and transparency
  • Helping those who go and those who stay transition successfully
  • Maintaining morale, productivity and effectiveness
  • Communicating externally – having a positive impact on the company’s reputation
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