Corporate executions: the ugly truth about layoffs--how by Alan Downs

By Alan Downs

This article argues that downsizing has had devastating outcomes on businesses, staff and groups. It deals options for developing leaner, extra aggressive corporations via managed progress and dependable making plans. The ebook performs into the continuing debate in regards to the function of shareholders as opposed to staff and groups, the appearance of "turbo-charged capitalism" and the query of no matter if companies must have a accountability past the non permanent final analysis.

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Camille and I both thank our parents for a lifetime of unswerving support and love. I have worked with many colleagues over the years, but none has influenced my own thinking and writing as much as Fredericka MacKenzie. Her insightful challenges and helpful guidance grace much of what is written here. Special thanks go to W. Ray Smith and Steven Piersanti, who kept me on a steady diet of articles on layoffs and the plight of American workers. My hope is that this book will multiply their generous contribution of ideas and a shared love for the written word.

Walter, a weekday morning fixture there for as many years as I could remember, had been laid off. As time went on, I began to notice other changes. The gym equipment, which inevitably breaks down, seemed to stay unrepaired for months at a time; the showers had started to reek with an odor that was reminiscent of my high school locker room; and the hot water heater seemed to be broken, until the front Page 6 desk person walked inside a closet and flipped a miraculous little switch that fixed itafter I had finished.

That's probably why the whole gym experience angered me so much. It was as if my own medicine had come back to poison that one hour of the day that was uniquely mine. I learned in a very real and personal way that layoffs have become a fixture in business, no matter how big or small, bureaucratic or entrepreneurial. Layoffs are no longer the sole property of large industrial management. Businesses of all configurations are using the layoff cleaver to trim the fat from the employee ranks. " Neither was true in this situation, nor, as it turns out, in most layoffs.

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