LO and Big Layoffs LO5421

Rachel Silber (rachel@ontos.com)
Wed, 7 Feb 1996 11:01:48 -0500 (EST)

Replying to LO5394 --

One wonders what these managers would have done differently if they
had known or suspected they'd be evaluated against the yardstick of
"no problems on the next guy's shift".

Rachel Silber

"Rol Fessenden said: "
> In response to comments that society is at risk in an environment in which
> work stability does not exist, Grey Southon said in part, "Another issue
> that seems to be consistently ignored is the impact on the social fibre of
> the organisation itself. Effective organisational structures require
> effective social structures that require the development of trust and
> understanding. These cannot be developed with high instability."
> I heard anecdotal stories about this in Bangkok and Hong Kong where people
> referred to Japanese and American managers being sent out from the home
> office to gain experience. In this "temporary" job, the dominant
> operating philosophies of these managers has been, "No problems on my
> shift" which is not exactly in the spirit of continuous improvement.

"Rachel Silber" <rachel@ontos.com>

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