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Reference no. 497-015-1
Published by: INSEAD
Published in: 1997
Length: 4 pages
Data source: Generalised experience

Abstract

This is the first of a three-case series (497-015-1 to 497-017-1). It describes the "do''s" and "don''t''s" of a downsizing process in a high-tech company. It contains numerous examples of the different issues that arise during a downsizing effort and makes suggestions about how - and how not - to deal with these issues. The teaching objectives of this case consist of pointing out the dangers of a poorly planned corporate downsizing effort and to provide suggestions about how to proceed in a more constructive way.
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Abstract

This is the first of a three-case series (497-015-1 to 497-017-1). It describes the "do''s" and "don''t''s" of a downsizing process in a high-tech company. It contains numerous examples of the different issues that arise during a downsizing effort and makes suggestions about how - and how not - to deal with these issues. The teaching objectives of this case consist of pointing out the dangers of a poorly planned corporate downsizing effort and to provide suggestions about how to proceed in a more constructive way.

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