Being an Effective Manager When Times Are Tough

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  • 8 videos | 16m 16s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification PMI PDU
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Most companies will eventually face tough times, and it's during these times that your role as a manager is vital. The employees you manage will depend on your leadership to help see them through, and shying away from tough conversations may only make the situation worse. In this course, you'll learn specific strategies for weathering difficult times, including ways to reduce costs, how to hold difficult conversations with employees and secure their support, and what alternatives to consider before laying off staff. For when there's no other choice, you'll learn how best to plan and implement staff reductions, and how to deliver the difficult message. You'll also learn about opportunities you can use to strengthen your organization during difficult times.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Recognize strategies for responding to difficult times
    Recognize how to win employee buy-in to reduce costs during difficult times
    Recognize measures to reduce staff-related costs, as an alternative to staff layoffs
    Recognize ways to restructure work as an alternative to staff layoffs
  • Recognize the appropriate steps for planning staff layoffs and deciding who to lay off
    Recognize appropriate ways to communicate layoff decisions to employees
    Recognize opportunities for strengthening an organization during difficult times

IN THIS COURSE

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    In this course, you'll learn about strategies for responding appropriately when times are tough and it's necessary to cut costs. You'll also explore methods for securing employee buy-in. You'll discover alternatives to layoffs and, for when there's no other choice, how best to manage layoffs. And you'll get details about how to turn difficult times into opportunities for your organization. FREE ACCESS
  • 2m 47s
    During tough times, good management can make all the difference. It can help a company survive and avoid the need for drastic measures like layoffs. In this video, you will learn strategies for dealing with difficult times. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Winning Employee Buy-in to Reduce Costs
    2m 16s
    Discover how to recognize how to win employee buy-in to reduce costs during difficult times. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Alternative to Layoffs: Reducing Staffing Costs
    1m 23s
    In this video, you will learn how to recognize measures to reduce staff-related costs, as an alternative to staff layoffs. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Alternative to Layoffs: Restructuring Work
    1m 35s
    During this video, you will learn how to recognize ways to restructure work as an alternative to layoffs. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Planning Staff Layoffs
    2m 5s
    When planning a workforce reduction, you first need to document the financial reasons for the layoffs. When identifying the goal of the layoffs, the more specific you are, the better. In this video, you will learn how to plan a workforce reduction effectively. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Advising Employees of Layoffs
    2m 24s
    Once you've planned staff layoffs as a last resort and know which staff to let go, it's time for the really difficult part – telling the affected employees. Several guidelines can help you do this the right way. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Opportunities for Strengthening Your Organization
    3m 4s
    As threatening as difficult times are, they provide an opportunity for businesses to become more efficient and effective. In this video, you'll review strategies for strengthening your organization during challenging times. FREE ACCESS

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