Employee Morale During Downsizing

Kettley P | Report 291 | Institute for Employment Studies | Jun 1995

The experience of living with the possibility of redundancy, and watching others leave, has become part of the working experience of many UK employees. Whatever the corporate rationale, this 'downsizing' is a personal rather than a bottom-line issue for those who survive it and who are ultimately responsible for the newly structured business's future success.

Talk of 'survivor syndrome' in the popular press has highlighted the dangers of generating a new breed of alienated employee, devoid of loyalty and commitment. How can employers maintain employee morale in times of such change?

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