LO and Big Layoffs LO5446

K.C. Burgess Yakemovic (kcby@gpsi.com)
Thu, 08 Feb 1996 10:24:34 -0600

Replying to LO5342 --

Tobin writes...
>I don't have answers on just how to do this, but I do believe the
>consequences of the quick and dirty approach will--like crash dieting--
>have many unexpected side-effects of the sort you are outlining.

I've been using the term 'anorexia' for some time now to describe the
results of the repeated push for the "lean, mean corporate machine". An
anorexic (overly downsized) company is one that can no longer stand the
least little distrubance to its environment -- like the "infection" of a
new competitor... or an increase in demand for its products.

Those interested in this topic -- and anology -- may wish to read Training
Magazine's February 1996 article titled _Corporate Anorexia_.


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