I have a general ‘rule of thumb’, when writing a Diary: “Don’t make it about yourself.”
Today, I’m going to break that rule.
I work for a Govt Agency. A database, software programmer … who has watched our very able programming staff of about 15 … shrink, dwindle, attrition away into about 5 or 6 “lucky ones” who still “remain standing”.
Five years of budget cutting projections, have met their goal — however unmercifully.
AND in the “All Employees Meeting” I just left, the Message was once again, Still the Same …
Doing More with Less
Rod Kurtz, Bloomberg Businessweek –April 22, 2009
Smaller companies are feeling the squeeze of budget cuts, reduced demand, and tighter credit. It has never been more important to do more with less.
Since labor is the largest controllable expense, integrating and automating management, payroll, and HR is a place to start.
Govt is feeling that Pinch too.
Funny how Management in both worlds, always thinks, It’s the Employees that are the Problem!