Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts

Chairperson (Advisor 1)

Dr. Kimora Kachelmyer

Reader (Advisor 2)

Diane Hinds


Downsizing as a cost reducing method may not be the only effective way of making the bottom line in a company. The reduction in employee morale, loyalty, and dedication to the their positions at a company will be defined to be less effective and the work for a manager increasingly more difficult.

The preparation for a downsizing or lay off situation is required by managers in preserving the culture or assisting employees if the organization's culture needs changing. Support for the employees' attitudes and the empathy for the changes that are experienced during the changes are examined.

A sample case study with discussion questions plays a role in teaching others how to be a leader in this downsizing world.


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