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

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5.6. Lack of Management Communication

Although five years had passed, the thirst for information and the survivor blaming phenomenon continued to be important:

  • "People are interested in having a company make money because that's how we get paid, but a lot of management's concept of communication is to put out a financial report. There's a lot more to it than that." (professional/technical employee)

  • "We call them sunshine meetings because it comes across like everything is wonderful, and two weeks later there's another layoff." (production employee)

  • "I think [lack of communication is] a true dynamic with all downsizing. [But] some management withholds information for purposes of power, security. It's threatening for them to let go of too much information." ...

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