On today's episode we talk about the recent spate of layoff, and how they aren't good for anyone, including the company doing the layoffs. We talk about empathy, treating people like the human sacks of emotional baggage they are, and how all that relates to today's topic of Stakeholder Management!
That's a terrible phrase. We'll really talking about how you, as the Project Manager, need to create relationships with the people who have interest in, and influence over your project and your team.
Additional Reading and References
Why are there so many layoffs? An interview with Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer
How Apple Has (So Far) Avoided Layoffs
List of the Latest Companies Making Cuts (LinkedIn)
The American Prospect: Tech Workers Should Unionize Immediately
What is Stakeholder Management? (Good article, but they are trying to sell you something.)
Project Stakeholder Management, Engineering Management Journal