I work in IT for a large corporation. A year ago, my company announced it was being acquired. The deal closed almost 4 months ago. The corp has publicly announced layoffs of 15% over the next few years.
The IT organization still hasn’t completed its reorganization in the new company. The top 3 layers of IT leadership has been announced, but the full “new” organization hasn’t been promised until end of March.
The director for the department I’m “assigned” to has been selected and we know that the new org only has room for about two thirds of the total people assigned. I’ve had little visibility to the org process.
The site I work at has been announced as closing, though they have said many positions could relocate to another local site. Many of our business clients have been notified about positions and layoffs, but there have only been a trickle of people in IT getting layoff notices.
Over the past year, I feel like our group didn’t achieve anything. Those projects that weren’t canceled took much more effort for significantly less value. My performance, historically above average, was average, at best.
Bottom line: Morale sucks all around.
It’s easy to say, in times like these, "perform." It’s really, really hard to keep doing it in an environment like this for more than a year…let alone motivate others to perform.
A non-work friend suggested really hitting the job search hard, and that’s a whole additional level of emotional turmoil.
I guess I really don’t have a question, though advice and encouragement are welcome. I know what needs to be done: perform well, change what I can control, and help those I can. I also know it's going to be worse before it gets better. ::sigh:: I need a nap.
(Looong time listener and M-T practitioner...)