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

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8.6. Empowering Leaders Through Models of Change

The examples in this chapter are not intended to present an unchanging methodology but to illustrate the wide number of options and latitude for creativity available to intervenors. Interventions can be facilitated by helping professionals or skilled managers from inside or outside the organization. However, because internal managers and staff are also survivors, are part of the system, and at times are in a codependent relationship with the system, initial interventions typically work best when done in partnership with an outsider. In addition, level 2 interventions should not be started without a diagnosis of the organizational culture and the depth and breadth of layoff survivor symptoms. The ...

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