• David Maister Weighs In On Layoffs

    By • Mar 7th, 2008 • Category: Pure Content

    The Master, David Maister, weighs in today on a topical topic, layoffs in professional services firms. His comments, and those of his readers, are always a good read and an antidote to my broken record.

    …As always, I have to stress that this is not a moral issue but one of pragmatics. If one of your key competitive issues is attracting and retaining key staff, how can you have a policy of laying them off (or “asking them to re-apply to another part of the firm”, as one firm describes it) at the first sign of trouble?

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