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Ignition Guide to Communicating the Rightsizing Decision

Published: 28 March 2019

ID: G00432114

Analyst(s): Human Resources Research Team


This Ignition Guide will help HR leaders prepare resources for communicating the rightsizing decision to laid-off employees and engage those that remain employed. This tool will enable you to equip leaders and managers to be better prepared to support ongoing communication efforts.

Table Of Contents



Step 1 of 5: Plan to Communicate the Rightsizing Decision

Roles and Responsibilities

Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 2 of 5: Prepare Resources to Communicate the Rightsizing Decision


How to Set Up for Success

Step 3 of 5: Enable Leaders to Communicate the Rightsizing Decision to Employees


How to Set Up for Success

Step 4 of 5: Provide Change Management Resources and Tactics to Leaders


How to Set Up for Success

Step 5 of 5: Monitor the Communication Strategy

Review Your Performance

Keys to Continued Success

Recommended by the Authors

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