Maggie Hamilton's Article - HANDLING LAYOFFS

By: Maggie Hamilton  05-Apr-2012

While retrenchment may be an easy way to boost the bottom line, why do we regard this approach as good leadership? Have we lost our humanity - our perspective?

It's not just the fact that retrenchment is widespread that is disturbing - so too are the careless ways it is handled.

If we want to work differently we have to take care we don't become drawn into questionable work practices.

We need also to be able to read the climate, so we can respond wisely, instead of becoming fearful and losing sight of the possibilities that remain.

Frequently retrenchment is a lazy option - sometimes it is the only option, but if we have to take this course of action let us do so with the greatest humanity possible, because that person is someone's father, brother, child.


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Maggie Hamilton's Article - GOING FOR A PROMOTION

That's when we cease to honour our own needs - when we start to behave in the way that lacks consistency and decency - when we allow our ambitions to override our judgement - when we put money before people - when we settle for the job with the big pay packet, rather than the job we're passionate about. We can have working lives that have depth and meaning, or we can spend our days skating along on the surface of life.


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If we want to be genuinely successful at work and to weather the many challenges with relative ease - then we need role models that will take us beyond our current view of ourselves, showing us who we yet might be. Would they embroil themselves in office politics - would they hire and fire without thought - would they take credit for other people's work - would they conceal their mistakes.