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This morning Diane had to lay off three team members, with two more scheduled in the afternoon. She’s wrestling with her emotions as she delivers news that dramatically affects these families while trying to remain professionally detached. She sighs as she thinks about the two meetings ahead.
Jim closes his office door after an executive meeting and lets out a frustrated grunt. He’s been trying for months to communicate the impact of recent corporate decisions on employee morale but from the executives’ perspective, everything is fine and they are not interested in “stirring up trouble.” Jim knows that trouble is already brewing and they are looking at an employee revolt if …