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

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6.3. Learnings and Implications

Mergers, downsizings, and the resultant layoffs are not as neat, tidy, and sterile as accountants and security analysts make them out to be. Those looking under layoff rocks have found sad and toxic thoughts and feelings. They are not always labeled in the same manner by all rock turners, but under any name, they are hazardous to individual and organizational health. In my findings, layoff survivor sickness is not cured by a simple prescription. In the next four chapters, I describe the four-level intervention model that can reduce layoff survivor sickness.

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