Dealing Effectively with Downsizing and Mergers: A Survivor's Guide

Your company has been downsized or "rightsized" and you've survived -- now what? In this fast-paced workshop, participants are introduced to the whys and hows of organizational re-engineering as well as the impact of such significant change on individuals. Powerful practices are introduced to help survivors of downsizing regain "high ground".

Course Benefits:

Program participants will gain:

  • Knowledge of various forms of organizational re-engineering
  • An understanding of how they handle the distress of change
  • Techniques for handling the loss of co-workers

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of organizational re-engineering
  • Identify the impact of change on individuals
  • Limit the negative impact of the distress of change

Course Content:

  • The whys and hows of organizational downsizing and rightsizing
  • Examples of companies experiencing these changes
  • The advantages and disadvantages of re-engineering
  • The impact of significant change on individuals: a social and psychological perspective
  • Limiting the negative impact of distress through "thought reframing"
  • Handling the loss of co-workers: the survivors syndrome
  • Regaining "the high ground"

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers and human resource managers
  • Anyone who has survived or is about to experience organizational downsizing