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