Downsizing 101:Charged With Giving The Bad News? Here Are Your Ethical Responsibilities  
9/15/2008 4:24:04 PM

BusinessWeek -- Most discussions about downsizing focus on the legal, economic, or psychological issues raised by this practice. These are essential concerns, but we rarely consider how or why downsizing is also an ethical issue. The next two columns are an attempt to redress that problem. Here, we'll consider your ethical responsibilities if you are the one charged with giving the bad news. In the second column, we'll look at what you ought and ought not to do if you are the one being downsized.