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Downsizing & Recovery (SME)


Downsizing & Recovery (SME)’ Pathway Audit™

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What is the ‘Downsizing & Recovery (SME)’ Pathway Audit?

In the event of downsizing an SME organisation, it is vital that everything goes smoothly. It is often a difficult time of transition, potentially with those leaving and staying working side-by-side for a while. Leadership and management are in the spotlight as the business tries to deal effectively and empathetically with casualties whilst simultaneously providing a future vision for those remaining. That is why this audit contains both a downsizing and recovery element, as each influences the other.

Why use it?

Knowing your strengths and weaknesses in key areas such as internal communication, people management, selection processes and recovery planning are vital to retaining morale, business effectiveness and reputation. Downsizing and recovery are linked, and it is a business investment to have these processes well managed and implemented. This audit will help you to cover all the key bases.

How do I use it?

This is an easy to use online audit that is completed by managers of senior managers directly involved in both downsizing and recovery. It is more powerful and objective if more than one person completes the audit, around 3 to 6 contributors would be useful. The audit takes about 20 minutes to fill in, by responding ‘Generally Agree or Generally Disagree’ to a series of statements.

When is it used?

The audit can be used at any time before, during or even after the event to inform the organisation and people aspects. The earlier it is used in the process; the more planning time will be available for any subsequent actions or initiatives.

Where can I find more information?

Pathway audits are published by Business Enlightenment and you can find out more by visiting . Whether you are a client or a consultant, you will discover all you need to know.

Who creates the audits?

             Experienced audit authors, who have both senior corporate and consultancy background relevant to their topic areas.               Their knowledge and experience is an invaluable resource.


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