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Trust in Transition: Navigating Organizational Change by Bob Whipple

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18

Clone Yourself

“Cloning, wow. Who would have thought? There should be a list of people who can and cannot clone themselves.”

Ted Danson

In this chapter you will learn:

•  Asking people to double up with two functions is tempting, but dangerous.

•  It is important to be transparent with the plan as soon as you legally can.

•  Never tell an employee “you are lucky to have a job.”

•  Downsizing is never easy.

There is a curious phenomenon where sometimes people are asked to keep up their old workload (which was a full time job) and simultaneously absorb the full responsibilities of a second person who was let go following a merger. This doesn’t ...

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