The conventional wisdom that people tend to hunker down when there are layoffs around them might not be accurate:

Layoffs ‘create an environment where people worry it might happen to them next,’ said Laszlo Bock, who was Google’s SVP for people operations. Poorly handled reductions may ‘degrade trust in management as people start hearing rumors of further cuts, and that in turn raises anxiety, which causes more people to quit.’

Solid tips in this NYT 🎁 article.

Rian van der Merwe Elezea // The B-Sides