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

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Chapter 3. Learning from the Past: The Survivor Syndrome Across Time

"I didn't realize that I was probably suffering from some form of depression, but it was going on, and on, and on. I mean day after day, feeling the same way."

A general manager once asked for help with what he saw as the "short-term motivation problems" of the layoff survivors in his organization. He wanted to get on with business and thought a one-shot external intervention would do the job. Unfortunately, his diagnosis of the depth and staying power of layoff survivor symptoms was wrong. You do not fix survivors as you do a leaky faucet by calling in a specialist for a ...

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