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Alternatives to Downsizing

Rick Maurer

PM Network 41 (June 1999)

Market pressures force organizations to change rapidly. Given this unrelenting pace, leaders find they can no longer mull over decisions before taking action. Organizations must be nimble in considering and acting on changing needs in staffing. Leaders must ask:

images What mix of skills do we need today?

images What skills are we likely to need in the future?

images Do we have the right number of people ...

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