Lecture 30 - Employees as Stakeholders Downsizing, Layoffs...

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Unformatted text preview: Employees as Stakeholders Downsizing, Layoffs and Outsourcing Imagine Your company just lost $12.2 million last quarter, caused by charges related to store closings, ill will, and slower sales During the same quarter last year, your company earned $141.4 million In the most recent fiscal year, net operating margins have plummeted and the share price has dropped 25% Employees as Stakeholders Downsizing, Layoffs and Outsourcing What do you do? Lets see what Circuit City did Employees as Stakeholders Downsizing, Layoffs and Outsourcing Did Circuit City treat its employees as assets? Did it treat them fairly? What benefits does this strategy have? What are the risks to such a move? Employees as Stakeholders Downsizing, Layoffs and Outsourcing Did Circuit City do the right thing from a business perspective? From an ethical perspective? Employees as Stakeholders Downsizing, Layoffs and Outsourcing Another case, a bit closer to home IBM Earnings and Employee Census: 1980 - 2006 Employees - High: 405K in 1985 Low: 220K in 1994-10-8-6-4-2 2 4 6 8 10 12 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 Earnings ($B) 50,000 100,000 150,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 350,000 400,000 450,000 Employees Source: www.ibm.com Employees as Stakeholders Downsizing, Layoffs and Outsourcing Why has downsizing become such a...
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Lecture 30 - Employees as Stakeholders Downsizing, Layoffs...

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