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You're asking how to maintain morale and productivity, but with that, you're skipping a step that you cannot really skip. And that step is, what is, realistically, the outlook and chances for the company in the short, intermediate and long run? As in, did the company actually fix their problems, or are the problems still there? Because, you can maintain ...


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What are some strategies we remaining employees can employ to maintain/restore morale and productivity during this time of loss? In a layoff, a company would terminate only the most worthless (for the company) employees, and keep the best. You will remind yourself and your colleagues that you've proven your value. You have not been terminated because you ...


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Some really good answers already but I think there is one important part missing: It's up to the leadership of the company to "sell" the layoff to the rest of the employees. A layoff is an indication that something went massively wrong, so the leadership owns an explanation. That explanation should include What happened and why? What were the key factors ...


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I feel like we work for the same company. I just got a layoff notice and my teams morale is at an all time low and most of the ones who were "rebadged" or "retained" are still looking elsewhere because "they might be next." I actually addressed this with my boss. I think there are a number of things that can be done. Since management might benefit from this ...


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Jay's list is already good, I'd like to add one point from personal observation from when I was laid off: As a survivor, do not feel guilty. Assuming you did not personally pick who should stay and who should go, don't feel responsible for it. Don't feel like you have to tread lightly or be any different from the day before the layoff with the people you ...


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The situation you're describing is tough. Layoffs have a very real impact on both the individuals that are let go and those that remain. I'm sorry you're experiencing this. Here are some things to consider that may help you and your colleagues cope with the added stress and emotions following a layoff: Acknowledge the layoff and the feelings of your ...


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The group that I'm leading right now is looking for ways to improve responses to the question Just fill out the survey yourself if you want better answers, lol. Your group is going to come up with some absurd motivational poster campaign that will not be worth the paper it is printed on. You are a data analytics company which exists to sell people stuff. ...


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Bonuses and a pep talk is the tried and tested method. The talk on it's own is just air, but a little spending money is always well received and remembered. Even a lunch shout would go down well with a few pats on the back.


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My team has been split into groups to discuss ways to increase positive answers on this survey. This seems to me to be the wrong objective. Why are you focusing on "increasing positive answers" rather than on "improving whatever it is the employees are unhappy with". You might think the two are equivalent. I'd guess the employees do not; I guess they'd ...


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