Surviving Reorganization

Surviving Reorganization

Reorganization does not always mean that your job is in jeopardy. Companies go through reorganization on a regular basis. The best thing you can do for yourself is to know the common signs leading up to a layoff and prepare yourself for surviving reorganization.

Assess Your Position

There are many common signs when your job is in jeopardy. If you are not being added to upcoming projects and you can see an end to your productivity on the team, this may mean that there is no more funding for your position. If your colleagues have been laid off but you have not been given your pink slip yet, this does not mean that you are safe. Also, if management begins to over scrutinize employees this may be a sign that they are on a witch hunt for any reason to let an employee go. This is a standard practice during any reorganization because employers need to protect themselves against wrongful termination lawsuits. It may not provide the best environment for you but you can take this opportunity to find a better job.

Prepare Yourself

The best thing you can do for yourself is to polish up your resume, cover letter, and portfolio website and begin your job search on the top tech job boards before you are laid off. You may find a new and better job so that you are able to quit before you are laid off. Or, in the event that you were not going to be laid off in the first place, you could have a bargaining chip in your pocket to negotiate a higher position or a higher salary. Either way, it’s a win for you!

Position Yourself

If you are able to find out the intent of the reorganization, you may be able to position yourself for a promotion. Is the business working on a new process to implement? Then you should find out about the process and suggest the best method for implementation. Is the company expanding? Figure out your niche and discuss it with management. You never know what can come of the conversations and you should seize this opportunity to discuss your future with management.

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