One study reported that employees in 30 automotive plants that had downsized
perceived a decline in product quality and quantity, as well as a loss in employee morale (Cameron et al.
Healing the wounds - overcoming the trauma of layoffs and revitalizing downsized
By the time store brands are downsized
to match the national brand counterparts, shoppers have tended to become accustomed to the new smaller size and more forgiving of the change.
Have IT perform remote audits of downsized
employees for compliance with electronic recordkeeping protocols.
An executioner (Burke, 1998) is an individual entrusted with carrying out downsizing; a victim is a person downsized
out of a job involuntarily (Allen, 1997); while a survivor (Littler, 1998) remains with the firm.
Delta had no choice but to begin to replace some of its downsized
One of the bigger problems specifically for outplacement in Japan is that many of the Japanese people being downsized
are middle-aged or older managers who really don't have experience in the job market.
Newspapers highlighted these concerns with heart-rending series on downsized
employees and their struggle to retain their dignity and economic status.
Some of the department's biggest projects had come from departments and managers who'd been downsized
two years ago
During these years one out of every 12 to 15 workers was downsized
The conclusions of the study are as follows: The respondent firms in the study that downsized
logistics perceived they improved their logistics performance, but not significantly more so than firms that did not downsize.
In the new application, airport officials downsized
the expansion proposal and said they would pursue a curfew.
Did companies that downsized
out-perform companies that did not?
Cameron, Freeman and Mishra (1991) report that during the late 1980s more than 85% of the Fortune 1000 firms downsized
affecting more than 5 million jobs.
DeVries and Balazs (1997) reported that layoffs and restructuring had a severe adverse impact on the morale of the survivors and that downsized
companies experienced problems with morale, trust, and productivity.