I thought we’d end the week with a little exercise – perhaps one of the most thought provoking yet.
Imagine that you work for a company that, for whatever reason, had a workforce that consisted primarily of white males. Throughout the years you have managed to change the face of the workforce and the company now has a significant number of female, African American, Asian, and Hispanic workers.
Your organisation is experiencing severe financial difficulties and you will need to lay off about 1/3 of your 1,000 member workforce. If your plan works you will be able to hire them all back in approximately 6-9 months.
What will you do in order to:
It’s a tall order, for sure. How will you handle the decision making process?