Sadly, I am now starting to have a lot more conversations about the need for downsizing and restructuring.  As a business owner, making people redundant is probably the hardest thing you will ever have to do, so people do put it off, often until it is too late.

But how can I do it, I don’t want to lay anyone off?

Even for me (and I don’t know the people personally) making someone redundant is hard.  However, my self mantra is:

  1. Make sure I am making the right decisions for the right reasons.
  2. Focus on the jobs I am saving, not on those who are being made redundant.
  3. Be as supporting and sympathetic to those who are being made redundant.