History can teach invaluable lessons. As we again need to reshape our teams and are forced to reduce headcounts, it is worth reviewing what we have learnt from the past.   Organisations forced to reduce headcount due to the Covid-19 disruptions need to do so with a strategic plan in mind.   This includes a credible outplacement…

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In Japan thereis a term called mottainai, which expresses regret when something good is wasted. Environmentalists, who follow the mottainai philosophy, look to the four Rs of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repair in all aspects of life. In my outplacement work with organisations, I deal with another form of mottainai: a regret over the waste…

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