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Organizational Downsizing: Definition, Strategies & Business Impacts

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All of the following are strategies managers should use when faced with the challenge of downsizing, EXCEPT _____.

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1. Which of the following is a reason why an organization might consider a plan to downsize?

2. Due to a consistent decline in profits, Joe has been tasked by his supervisor to develop a plan for downsizing a specific area of the company. To be most effective, Joe's plan should include all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will examine your knowledge of the various characteristics of organizational downsizing. The questions will require you to understand the downsizing strategies managers wield as they send employees packing. You will also need to know how to manipulate the survivors so that they forget the many victims.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet test you on the following:

  • Strategies for downsizing
  • Reasons for downsizing
  • Characteristics of downsizing
  • Functions of outplacement strategies

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the functions of outplacement strategies and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reasons for downsizing
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related downsizing lesson

Additional Learning

You can learn more about how to eliminate employees from the balance sheet by reading the lesson called Organizational Downsizing: Definition, Strategies & Business Impacts. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the role of the structure of an organization
  • Describe what organizational downsizing is
  • Identify when management might determine to use the process
  • Explain who the victims and the survivors are in the process
  • Appreciate how to alleviate survivor guilt within the company
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