Now, I as much as the next chap know that progress is inevitable, and that we are moving in to the era of Automation, Abundance and Asia, and even I, as sick as I am can see that that is a bit of a bum rap. In the whole world of motivational speaking, I have never heard anyone quote the "tell someone how to do your job so you can be made redundant" method as a way to instill team spirit and cooperation, and so it is not without some inevitability that some of the chaps on the ground are not that happy right now.
Broadly, they will fall in to three camps:
- they are going to do it anyway, why should I care, I am just going to build up my store of company paper-clips and take the money and run when the time comes
- be one of the minority who like their job, like their new employer and stick doing what they were doing prior to the contract starting
- can't wait to take the opportunity that working for a large and diverse organisation offers them, and find themselves another job.
I wish them all good luck with getting through this process, and with whatever choices they make, or choices that are forced on them. I also look forward to greeting those that remain when they emerge out the other side of the process.