Thread regarding General Motors layoffs

GM hardly touched the leadership roles on the cuts leaving a top heavy organizational structure

I understand Ford laid off many managers and directors on their first round of cuts. GM hardly touched the leadership roles on the cuts leaving a top heavy organizational structure. Of course those remaining will suffer as leadership always plans more tasks and expect the same with limited staff. GM did do a few token cuts that the press made sure they published. I go by hard core numbers and they didn’t do enough above for a smaller organization. As I posed before: either a merger or a slow death of a once great giant. This fall more lay-offs coming and I can bet they only have a trickle of leaders who are let go. Morale is bad here at the VEC. I can see it in everyone’s eyes going to and coming back from the prayer room.

Well said @Y5Xjvh9-ejf . Thought it was worth a repost

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Not just top-heavy. Same-old same-old execs "transforming" the company. You can see the exact same mistaken ways continuing to this day.

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Post ID: @Y5mMWjS-3oqe

There certainly were cuts in the executive ranks. Were there ENOUGH cuts in the executive ranks? That's a topic of debate, but given that GM has slipped in the "Senior Manager" layer of management in recent years, my perspective is that GM is still top-heavy.

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Post ID: @Y5mMWjS-3opw

I have noticed that some posts might be from GMs PR group to save what image they have. Too late to repair the damage already done. Sometimes only time can help folks forget. And of course bad decisions no matter how much you pay outside PR firms to repair what is done will not work. This might be another oops that will be covered in future MBA textbooks. Sorry GM PR folks, we know.

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Post ID: @Y5mMWjS-2hdc

Just like the 2008-'10 cuts. I was with GM back then and I saw first hand how they laid off only a few managers compared to the large number of engineers and other workers. I remember them shuffling managers and execs around just so they could hide them from the government appointed car czar's scrutiny. The number that has been thrown out this time to the media and reported by the media is a 25% cut for mangers and execs. It sounds like they aren't even close to that number. Oh well....same old GM.

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Post ID: @Y5mMWjS-1cgf

As a senior manager laid off, but my team was untouched (calibrated highly), i can say that you have a myopic perspective. There were targets for paygrades and leadership, and my former peers are not sure how to handle the increased staff.

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