LO and Big Layoffs LO5518

Rol Fessenden (76234.3636@compuserve.com)
11 Feb 96 15:52:04 EST

Replying to LO5453 --

In LO 5453 and LO 5425,

Ginger makes some excellent points about cultural and work changes
resulting from reduced job longevity. I said that I worried about the
impact on communities of people having a 'migrant' mentality, and she
responded in part that it will be to some extent the job of the community
to help new neighbors feel and become integrated quickly and smoothly. I
think this is a good point, and one that deserves more thought. What
kinds of structures could be put in place to support people going through
difficult and stressful transitions?

Regarding comments about people in 2 year assignments who take the "no
problems on my shift" attitude, Ginger suggests the reward system needs to
be revised to change the attitude. In other words if the reward structure
is structured correctly (and if I interpret correctly), then people will
practice continuous improvement, learning, and other constructive
behaviors instead of the attitude described above.

Excellent points, both of them.

 Rol Fessenden
 LL Bean

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