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Managing Change

RIF Avoidance Strategies When Downsizing and Restructuring

February 1, 1998
In the February 1998 issue of Workforce, Brenda Paik Sunoo wrote the article "Reinventing Government" about the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Workforce has awarded OPM the Optimas award for Managing Change . By downsizing in a humane and responsible way, today’s federal government has been able to improve its customer service and assist its employees in finding new jobs.
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Still on a Winning Streak

September 1, 1997
Four years after receiving an Optimas Award for managing change, Philadelphia Electric Co. (now PECO Energy) is still creating sparks. This time, HR is restructuring to lower costs and to be more responsive to its employees. A consultant explains how.
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It Takes Values to Capitalize on Change

April 1, 1997
Manugistics Inc. is a small technology firm competing with the big guns for talent. In addition, the company has gone global and lost two of its original founders. It has doubled the employee headcount and been through several acquisitions. Through it all
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