Archive | March, 2010

The Downside of Downsizing

I recently took a “Managing With Influence” class from Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor of organizational behavior at Stanford University, and author of a book subtitled “Profiting from Evidence-Based Management.” During the class, Professor Pfeffer claimed that layoffs do not improve financial performance, except in the very short run.  He based this on a careful analysis of multiple…

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