How do I announce the gutting of their team? There are 30 people in my org, based on new realities, and greatly improved productivity, seven 7 people need to be let go.
Do I share the general news to the team as a group, then individually speak to each team member? Do I speak to each affected team member first, then to the group on the next day? The people selected are on three shifts so I worry about the timing.
The team has worked hard and improved productivity drastically in anticipation of increased customer demand. Ironically, customer demand has began dropping and our target market seems to be facing a slowdown. And we are in negotiations for a possible sale away from our corporate parent to one of our larger customers. All this has converged and now I need to make drastic changes. I am making a severe cut because I only want to do this one time.
I will be honest and compassionate about this terrible situation. What guidance can you provide me so I don't screw it up?
Thank you for your help.