We are now so understaffed it's become impossible to function. In addition, they have made a vicious circle, people are leaving precisely because they cannot withstand the pressure created as a result of understaffing.
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Yes, more fat should have been trimmed. There exists a lot of waste here still and it’s not fair that those of us in Leadership who add value must also carry the burden of the indentured servants who are undeserving of our generosity and tolerance of their laziness and incompetence.
What’s worse is senior management has now taken to all but admitting they haven’t reached their attrition rate yet and haze zero issue with anyone walking out the door. The cavalry isn’t coming. We’re all there is.
Oh yes they did! Management admitted to it in one of our local Townhall, saying they are working hard to fill open roles because they know how "strained" we are (bp's process to hire takes MONTHS). My larger team lost 3 (!!) G-leve) team leads over the last 1.5 months and if we thought we were stretched too thin immediately post reinvent in January, well now we are beyond that. Management doesn't care, they just spread the work on the other one or two people left in the team and say "remember to take care of yourself and each other. " Makes me sick!
My thought is that with people leaving, is there something from People and Culture (HR) that is saying don't hire anyone that was let go from the severance/layoffs?
Figure they could use the help - anyone know of someone that is back in the saddle post layoff at bp?
Have heard of a few departures in our group(makes sense with every company hiring at this time). Believe the pulse survey will paint a very accurate picture of the company wide feeling of being short-staffed. Unfortunately, management will pick and choose what they address most will be "we have xyz program to help, or try the meditation app to manage stress"
Did they layoff Dentists again? If so, this was not a miscalculation because the Brits do not understand dental hygiene.
I agree with the previous comment that it has settled a bit but that's not necessarily a good thing - it's settled on people being overworked, lower morale, unclear accountabilities and rampant inefficiency...and an overall increase in risk. I dont think it's become impossible to function- we are still delivering because this company still has some amazing people....but I do honestly think we are operating at a high level of risk that something is going to break.
I think the voices are getting louder in objection, but I'm not sure the LT cares.
I've heard this a few times. It has seemed to have settled down for P&O a little now. Which part of the business are you referring to?