Message to Layoff Survivors?
I understand the need to keep retained employees motivated, but what I need to find and distribute is some common sense stuff. (I'm thinking TXHRGuy will have some good ideas as he's always great for that sort of thing!)
I need communication that I can send managers to send their staff that says:
Look productive ALWAYS!
I sit in my office and see the most amazing amount of strolling and chit chatting, going off to the gym for hours, taking long lunches, etc. People talk and if they see folks just socializing and openly goofing off they think, "why am I working my tail off while these people have nothing to do?" People need to use their heads, lay low, stay put in their offices and do busy work even if their not super busy because perception is reality and I can’t tell you how many times an EVP comes to tell me someone in his group pointed out this or that and it just doesn’t seem fair as we lay off folks in several groups – everyone we have let go has a person or a bunch of people they mention who they think does nothing or can’t be justified.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
What I’m asking is for something we can send to employees to show in these bad times, don’t shoot yourself in the foot by doing x, y or z -does anyone have/know of any articles about this so we can come up with an appropriate message?
I know the more savvy employees are already doing this, but there are certainly a large number of people who are behaving as if they have nothing to lose.