Technical Atrophy's Threat to Large Organizations.
AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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A literature search for studies on the subject of large companies and other large organizations that fail competitively after their staffs were downsized, frozen or otherwise incapacitated. A comparison between commercial and government organizations was made to determine applicability of information derived from the commercial sector. A model of a typical technical organization is presented and impacts of various downsizing methodologies are discussed. Companies that downsized only slightly, or not at all, significantly outperformed companies that significantly downsized.
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