Our AMA New Media team is doing a webinar with Paul Falcone, author of 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees next week. He will be sharing how to plan for and communicate with your staff at every step through a layoff.
Leading Through a Layoff: How To Manage Before, During and After
June 9, 2009
12:00-1:00 PM Eastern
Proven Tactics to Help Managers Faced with Staff Reductions
Downsizing or any dramatic organizational restructuring will generate emotional responses that can be as intense as the situation is challenging.
Your ability to effectively lead requires compassion to cope with the shock and fear that people feel and the fortitude to deliver a sense of optimism, direction, and mission that will help everyone through the transition.
This Webinar examines how you can manage and successfully navigate from the moment that the downsizing decision is made through to the way in which you handle the “survivors.”
The survivors experience an emotional shock that prevents them from suddenly changing direction. They freeze like a “deer in the headlights.” Not knowing what to do, your people will wait and see what happens.
How you lead through the downsizing process has a direct impact upon your staff and their ability to continue working productively.
Paul Falcone is Vice President of Employee Relations at Time Warner Cable in Los Angeles and was formerly Vice President of Human Resources at Nickelodeon. He is the author of 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews, 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems, 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire, The Hiring and Firing Question and Answer Book, and his latest, 101 Tough Conversations to Have With Employees. In addition to these books, Falcone is a regular contributor to HR Magazine and is a well-known presenter at events for the Society for Human Resource Management.