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How to Manage Coronavirus Layoffs with Compassion

Managing a redundancy with humanity.

Author(s): Rebecca Knight

Publisher: Harvard Business Review

Date of publication: 2020

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This article is geared at managers confronted to the need of laying off employees in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. On a more general note, it provides detailed advice on the way to proceed to personally announce a redundancy on economic crisis grounds. It also reminds of the importance to protect ourselves against an excess of stress during such periods, if we want to be in position to play the role our teams expect us to.

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