Angry union protestors ripped off two Air France managers’ shirts after Air France announced the proposed layoffs of about 3000 workers. This is exactly the type of scene you want to avoid if you are in the unfortunate position of announcing your own layoffs. Here’s how to lessen your chances of violence when letting people go.
1. Don’t do business in France.
Okay, that’s pretty ridiculous, but culture matters a lot. French unions like to protest things loudly. Chances are your employees won’t stage a protest and rip off anyone’s shirt. Crowds can also get crazy. But, they’ll get crazy according to the culture you live in.
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Make sure at least half of the terminations are upper level management since they are usually the ones that cause the situation in the first place.
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