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Coping with Layoffs - Chapter Summary
Our chapter covers the process of coping with layoffs and includes lessons on the impact employees experience when workplace layoffs take place and the definition of walking-away power. Each lesson is accompanied by a short self-assessment quiz.
How It Helps
- Builds confidence: If your employees know how to better handle layoffs during workplace change, they'll feel more confident and able to handle the inevitable changes that will ensue.
- Provides strategies: After reviewing this chapter, your teams will have skills and tips they can immediately implement in response to layoffs at work.
- Offers knowledge: Your employees will come away from this chapter with knowledge of workplace layoffs and their potential impact.
Once your teams complete this chapter, they should be able to:
- Discuss workplace layoffs during change along with their impact on employees
- Explain what is meant by walking-away power and understand its applications to layoffs
- Outline different strategies for responding to layoffs at work
1. Workplace Layoffs During Change: Definition & Impact on Employees
While losing your job due to a layoff is certainly a major life event, it can also present some positive opportunities. This lesson explores the emotions that can be felt by employees who receive layoff notices as well as those who remain with the company.
2. Walking Away Power & Workplace Change: Definition & Application to Layoffs
When an organization is in the process of a reduction in force, employees with walking-away power have increased control over their future. This lesson discusses how to build and appropriately use walking-away power.
3. Strategies for Responding to Layoffs at Work
Layoffs don't have to be the end. When layoff or terminations are imminent, employees can take affirmative steps to mitigate the negative consequences of the layoff and increase the chances of continuing to work.
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