By David M. Noer
From the founding father of "layoff survivor affliction" an up-to-date variation of a e-book for modern-day downsized workforceThoroughly revised and up to date, David Noer's vintage publication approximately downsized organisations hasn't ever been extra suitable. stories of the newest layoffs are making front pages of our newspapers with scary regularity. and big downsizing keeps to reshape the face of yank company. yet what approximately those that stay at the back of? therapeutic the injuries presents an antidote to the common malaise at the American enterprise scene left within the wake of crew discounts. Drawing on case reports and unique examine, David M. Noer-an specialist often quoted in significant media comparable to The Wall highway magazine and Fortune related to layoffs and layoff survivor sickness-provides executives, human source pros, managers, and experts with an unique version and transparent guidance for revitalizing downsized corporations and the workers left behind.Offers completely revised version of a booklet approximately layoffs and people who are left behindFilled with proper case stories and up to date researchWritten by way of David Noer an acclaimed specialist at the topicGives employers much-needed tips for revitalizing downsized businesses
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I offer it here to illustrate the importance of overcoming denial, not to suggest that this particular intervention be routinely applied. The process we went through had four steps: 1. After some general relaxing and centering exercises, which helped everyone feel more at ease and in touch with their individual boundaries, each group member was asked to think of a major survival situation that he or she, or someone he or she knew, had experienced. With the exception of layoffs, all survival situations were fair game.
Understanding, in both your head and your heart, that the feelings of layoff survivors and those who have survived other forms of trauma are connected is a necessary means of getting past blockage and denial. • Those attempting to help others deal with survivor issues must first work on their own feelings. • A take-no-prisoners, macho, “suck it up” and uninformed cutand-slash top management approach may initially seem appealing to outside stakeholders, but it always does more harm than good to recovery and productivity.
What came out were events such as car crashes, divorces, and unexpected deaths. After individually fixing a chosen event in their minds and reexperiencing the feelings, the task force members wrote down the feelings. 36 HEALING THE WOUNDS 2. The participants were invited, still working alone, to think of a major survivor event to which they could relate but had not experienced. Examples of what they came up with were surviving a plane crash, a prisoner-of-war experience, and a potentially fatal illness.