Stabilizing the Mid-Career Workforce in an Organization in Transition

  • D. M. Atwater
  • E. S. BresIII
  • J. A. Nelson
  • R. J. Niehaus


Throughout the 1980s, many large enterprises have restructured their organizations. Key historical strategies are documented in Bailey and Szerdy (1988). Blue collar jobs were reduced to meet business conditions. White collar jobs were then eliminated to sustain a competitive business posture. Hiring freezes and early retirement programs dramatically increased burdens on the remaining workforce. Job redesign and a reduced scope of business operations mark the end of the restructing cycle.


Compensation Level Skilled Craftsman Global Technology Planning Situation Human Resource Planning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. M. Atwater
    • 1
  • E. S. BresIII
    • 2
  • J. A. Nelson
    • 1
  • R. J. Niehaus
    • 3
  1. 1.DMA Inc. and William M. Mercer Inc.Los AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Navy Military Personnel Command (NMPC-1667)USA
  3. 3.Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OP-16H)USA

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