My department has recently undergone some changes in key leadership personnel. These changes were due to justified performance issues and these managers have agreed to take a demotion in order to keep a job.
Now rumors are flying as these people had relationships with many of the remaining employees. Bottom line was they weren’t getting the job done but of course their spin is different and employees appear to be siding with them in that this was not fair.
Now as the lone Manager left I feel I must say something to all employees to try and limit the distractions and get everyone’s focus back. Problem is I don’t know what to say. I can’t share the real reasons as that would be breach of confidentiality wouldn’t it?
Anyone had a similar situation and what did you do to start building trust back up? Right now trust is low and fear is very high.