Accession Number:

ADA237243

Title:

Organizational Downsizing: Individual and Organizational Implications and Recommendations for Action

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 90-Mar 91,

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

178.0

Abstract:

For this report, a review of the organizational literature was conducted to compile current research and applied knowledge relevant to personnel or work force reductions. The review was performed to develop a reference resource for managing U.S. Army force reductions. More than 300 case, research, conceptual, and prescriptive sources were examined and a conceptual framework was developed. Major topics include 1 environmental constraints, organizational retrenchment, and targets of downsizing 2 downsizing strategies and 3 transition management, and intervention processes. Following the review, researchers identified issues encountered during previous U.S. Army demobilizations. Finally, recommendations were developed that considered important themes from the organizational literature, tempered by the unique requirements pertinent to U.S. Army force reductions.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE