Start A generals insights into leadership and management reorganizing consolidating downsizing

A generals insights into leadership and management reorganizing consolidating downsizing

"It's not just like you say, 'You're fired,' and people walk out the door.

Here is Dauman’s memo on the reorganization: Dear Colleagues, In the nearly 30 years I have been fortunate to be associated with Viacom, we have always been a leading force in our industry, through our breakthrough programming, through our creative innovation and most of all through our ability to continually reinvent ourselves.

Today, we are announcing changes in three of our domestic network groups, creating two new organizations built around proven leaders with great creative track records.

It's not that simple." Meiburg said such a large-scale downsizing at EPA would be "very unfamiliar territory" for the agency.

"No one believes those two measures in itself will be enough to get rid of 3,200 employees," he said, which would then require EPA authorizing a "reduction in force," or RIF, a complicated process heavily governed by federal regulations that will take years to complete. Under the Office of Personnel Management rules for a reduction in force, agencies must consider several factors when releasing employees, such as length of service, performance ratings and veteran preference.

The case is made that an organization's context-that is, its culture, level of trust, and leadership-is an important factor that influences the effect of cost-cutting strategies.

Characteristics of organizations where downsizing has a better chance of succeeding also are described.

To date, major change efforts have helped some organizations adapt significantly to shifting conditions, have improved the competitive standing of others, and [4] have positioned a few for a far better future.