Euphemisms are rampant when discussing resizing processes. Whether it is called a downsizing, layoffs, reduction in force, or workforce optimization, the fact is that the ultimate health of a company can depend on resizing some departments.
No matter the reason or desired outcome of the resizing, it requires an accurate assessment of employees’ current roles and potential for other roles. Which is exactly why data serves as the foundation from which an entire resizing strategy & process can be implemented.
When employees know exactly what to expect and that they will be fairly treated, a resizing process can avoid a lot of the typical frustrations and unforeseen consequences that plague opaque processes.