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De Menselijke Kant Van Reorganiseren (1997)

Manfred Kets de Vries, Katharina Balazs

De Menselijke Kant Van Reorganiseren

In this book, individual reaction patterns to downsizing operations are explored in the victims, the survivors (those staying with an organization after layoffs) and the “executioners” (those responsible for the implementation of downsizing) involved in the process. Data are obtained from open-ended interviews conducted with the various stakeholders and applied to a clinical framework. Special emphasis is given to the reactions of the executives implementing the downsizing operation. In the book, a number of practical recommendations are given about how to facilitate the downsizing process.

Management Briefing, 1997

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