A model for managing “downsizing” in two organisations (one public sector and one private sector) which carried out programmes which substantially reduced personnel numbers is examined. The cases are also studied for general guidelines in such exercises; human resource management and strategic planning should take into account the needs of affected individuals and of the proposed slimmer organisation.
Appelbaum, S.H. (1991), "How to Slim Successfully and Ethically: Two Case Studies of ″Downsizing″", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 12 No. 2, pp. 11-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/01437739110143187
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