Living Well: How to avoid being retrenched

Staying relevant in an organisation means we have to embrace change and adapt

The company I once served at is probably about to lay off staff again. It is probably the most difficult time for management staff - having to decide who gets to keep his job and who does not.

During my tenure with that company, I inherited a team of 114 staff members and six months after I joined, I was told to submit a list of 20 names for retrenchment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2020, with the headline 'How to avoid being retrenched'. Print Edition | Subscribe