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Discussion Board Forum 2 Reply to Alyssa White
Austin Rogers
Liberty University
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Hello Alyssa,
I greatly enjoyed getting the chance to read your discussion board post, and thought that
you made some very well thought out points in regard to an organization’s decision to downsize
and the impact that these decisions have on the future. More specifically, I thought that your
statements concerning the impact that downsizing has on the employees who remain with the
organization was very intriguing and well founded. To strengthen this point, research conducted
by Cohee has stated that “executive agents of the firm regularly represent downsizing as a
necessary element of doing business to ultimately benefit the interest of its owners” (2018). This
attitude displayed by some executive agents could substantiate the fear, low morale, and
decreased levels of trust and organizational loyalty exhibited by employees and create an even
deeper divide between the organization and the workforce.
Furthermore, research conducted by Perrin has shown that the main demographic that is
often the first choice when layoffs occur offer many positive qualities besides expertise,
including sophisticated communication skills, stronger professional and client networks and solid
work ethics” (2016). This research could serve as a guide for organizations to possibly rethink
their downsizing process, and ensure they are not losing more than they bargain for. In Proverbs
3:27 (New International Version) we are told “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is
due, when it is in your power to act.” This verse can remind organizations and executives that
employees have put a lot of time and effort toward improving the company and helping it remain
successful, and to understand the gravity of making a layoff decision.
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References
Cohee, G. (2018). Corporate downsizing: Getting our policy right. Organizational Dynamics.
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