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Healing the Wounds: Overcoming the Trauma of Layoffs and Revitalizing Downsized Organizations by David M. Noer

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4.9. Continuing Commitment

Despite the uncertainty and with layoffs going on around them, some employees expressed a continuing sense of commitment to the organization:

  • "It's difficult when people are being laid off all around you, but I still feel committed to the company. I get concerned about overmanaging the company on a quarterly basis, but I recognize the need for profitability. I still feel committed to the company." (manager)

  • "In the last six months, I've turned down two good offers. People say, 'Why? Are you crazy?' And maybe I am, but I still have a commitment to this company. I want to see them succeed. I don't want to bail out and say, 'No, we couldn't get the job done.' That's the way I am. I believe that I should follow a job through, ...

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