Building up those left behind

Coaching people who have been made redundantWorking with a Coach during a redundancy process provides the confidence and support many people require.

For managers, making people redundant can be a challenge. They might not want let their hard-working loyal team go, lack the confidence to tell them, not be in a position to answer the challenging demanding questions, wonder how the workload is going to be achieved. They may be on the redundancy list themselves.

Unsettling time

For those leaving it can be an unsettling time wondering what they are gong to do next, develop a lack of confidence in their ability, become angry and uncooperative.
For those remaining there is the disappointment they are losing their colleagues, worried about their increased workload, wondering if they will eventually be put at risk.

A coach can help in all three scenarios:

Manager:

  • Work with them to create a strong, two-way inclusive communication plane so everyone knows what is going on
  • Build confidence to deliver the difficult messages
  • Trust they are able to lead their team through this process
  • Manage their time so that they can do their own work while supporting their team.

Those leaving:

  • Review their skills, achievements, experiences so they leave what they have achieved
  • Understand what they ant to do when they leave
  • Identify any training that would benefit them getting a new role
  • Work with them to hand over their ideas, workload solutions to those remaining.

Those remaining:

  • Keep them focused on what their role is
  • Identify their skills and experience that will help them through any increased work load
  • Help them have uncomfortable conversations with stakeholders and managers about the new delivery dates, challenges, and impact in the work due to the new resourcing constraints.

No matter who is working with the Coach, all conversations are confidential. The coach will create and environment of trust. They will be there to dedicate time to you, listen to what you have to say, what your concerns are, what it is you want to achieve. They will encourage you to find your own solutions and keep you motivated during the process.

Ask yourself

Who in your organisation is struggling through the redundancy process? What can you do to improve motivation, maintain productivity? What are the opportunities for people to talk openly, and honestly about what is going on?

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