Friday, March 27, 2009
Fear and Loathing at USF
You know you're in trouble when you use an illustration from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas for a term paper. Kidding aside though, I think the paper turned out okay. And I have to say, if you haven't read the book, you owe it to yourself to do so.
Addendum: I added some interesting factoids from the paper I wrote. Apparently, layoffs really aren't good for a company.
• 74% of employees who kept their job amidst a corporate layoff say their own productivity has declined since the layoff.
• 69% say the quality of their company’s product or service has declined since the layoffs.
• 87% of surviving workers say they are less likely to recommend their organization as a good place to work
• 64% of surviving workers say the productivity of their colleagues has also declined.
• 81% of surviving workers say the service that customers receive has declined.
• 77% of surviving workers say they see more errors and mistakes being made.
• 61% of surviving workers say they believe their company’s future prospects are worse