Employee productivity is sure to drop if rumors fly of impending layoffs. Ruth Luban, who has devoted her career to assisting the recently unemployed, comments on the changing landscape of termination.
A short video interview from The Big Money reports that more companies are using e-mail to communicate layoffs and dismissals.
Business depends on relationships. Although sometimes circumstances dictate that an employment relationship must end, a commitment to respect must endure. Individuals should be treated with candor but dignity. A job is not a right, but humane treatment is a basic tenant of professionalism.
No matter what kind of business consulting your firm might need, it will ultimately involve working directly with your people. If your team needs to change, that change must be done in an honest and straightforward manner not only because it is right but because it will help maintain employee productivity and morale.