Layoff Time: How Executives Can Manage the Stress

Burnout can be avoided. Here are the top four layoff-related stressors and the most productive ways to deal with them

We're in the midst of a global pandemic of downsizing, which is the source of a huge amount of stress—most obviously for those laid off but also for the executives who have to let people go. If dealt with effectively, this stress can be rechanneled into personal growth and improved organizational performance. If not, it can result in personal burnout for executives and organizational decline. Here are the top four layoff-related stressors and productive ways to deal with them.

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