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Human Resource Management (Available Titles Coursemate)

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Unformatted text preview: Corporate Downsizing Solutions to Solving Employee Morale and Motivational Issues Prepared by Solutions Inc. Tatiana Lishchenko – RA6967304 Johanna Owen – RA6967817 Annie Chi – RA7954011 Stella Li – RA7964024 Margie Richardson – RC6957141 January 19, 2008 Memorandum To: Executive Management Team of Corporation X From: Solutions Inc. Date: December 8, 2007 Re: Solutions to Solving Employee Morale and Motivational Issues During the Downsizing Process Please find attached our in-depth report on the employee morale and motivational issues a company faces when downsizing. We have addressed the issues in the Rutledge Company case provided by you as you requested, as well as given some specific examples of a few other companies throughout the report. By following the recommendations we have laid out, we believe you will successfully execute your downsizing plans. We welcome your thoughts and questions. Solutions Inc. Comment [J.1]: Please also find our fee note attached… SOLUTIONS to Solving Downsizing Morale and Motivational Issues Service and People - Fall 2007 Professor James Stanworth E XECUTIVE S UMMARY Downsizing is often expensive and the effects usually produce only short term gains. The long term effects are more lasting and almost always include a loss of trust between management and employees. When employees feel that they are just an asset to be manipulated by the company their basic need of safety goes unmet and this leads to low morale and lack of motivation to help the company succeed. When downsizing is needed due to mergers, or technology or continuous improvements, it can be handled proactively which may help to improve operations, enhance strategic objectives, and improve performance across the entire organizational system (Hubiak & O’Donnell, 1997). The impact downsizing has on employees is perhaps the most crucial issue a company faces, because even with a great strategy and business plan, if the employees are not on board, the chance of success is negligible. The most common result of restructuring and layoffs is lower employee morale, due to employees feeling: ¡ depression ¡ disillusionment ¡ frustration ¡ stress ¡ job dissatisfaction ¡ role ambiguity To reduce the negative effects of downsizing some best practices have been suggested, which can be roughly summarized into three main categories (see section 5.1 for the complete list): ¡ planning 。 so that upper management can recognize ¢ the signs of an impending downsizing situation Comment [J.2]: Could usefully tell what is downsizing here SOLUTIONS to Solving Downsizing Morale and Motivational Issues Service and People - Fall 2007 Professor James Stanworth ¡ which employees will be most beneficial to the future organization based on performance reviews and employee contributions ¢ communication 。 the company must communicate what it knows before the employee is able to surmise it on their own or finds out about it from other sources ¡ gets employee buy-in...
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