I was talking to a buddy about Salesforce and the decision to lay people off amid good results and he told me his old company used to do that - cut people in anticipation of a downturn.
But what you think about it, this is kind off forcing a downturn to happen. Laying off some of the best employees is guaranteed to affect operations in the long run, which will result in a downturn, and then the leadership will congratulate themselves on predicting the thing they caused.
The worst part is, they might decide to continue with this strategy. It's a win-win for them, lose-lose for us.