Redundancy Survivors

by Rus Slater

Common questions

  1. What is ‘survivor syndrome’?
  2. Why should I, as a middle manager, do anything about it?
  3. What can I do to manage my team out of it?
  4. Hang on, I’m a survivor too, who is going to look after me?

 

1. What is ‘survivor syndrome’?

Survivor syndrome is the negative effect of redundancies upon the people who didn’t lose their jobs. It results in lots of problems for you, your team and your employer.

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2. Why should I, as a middle manager, do anything about it?

You will want to help your team because you work alongside them; you will also want to help them because your future relies on them.

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3. What can I do to manage my team out of it?

Firstly, you need to be able to spot the symptoms.

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Then you can take some intelligent action.

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4. Hang on, I’m a survivor too, who is going to look after me?

You need to look for the symptoms in yourself.

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Then you can do a bit of self help.

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