The problems facing hospitals are outlined as they attempt to survive in a turbulent environment. One solution to coping with organisational crisis is downsizing. However, there are often negative effects on human resources when an organisation conducts a reduction in force. In this article, a model of the stages of individual and organisational crisis is described; considerations for planning the downsizing process are identified; and suggestions for management development are presented.
Osborne Kilpatrick, A., Johnson, J.A. and Jones, J.K. (1991), "Organisational Downsizing in Hospitals: Considerations for Management Development", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 45-52. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621719110004439
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