Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Terms of retrenchment

workforce optimisation
standard delayering
restructuring
re-engineering
resource rationalisation
downsizing
voluntary separation

Why don't companies call a spade a spade and just say that they are laying off people, rather than attach fancy labels to such exercises?

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2 comments:

M said...

You forgot the old favorite: re-org!

Donald Trump said...

What about - You're fired!

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