My title, job, and direct reports are the same. I still report to Jacob. I have a lower number of employees. We RIF’d 80 FTEs, and there has been significant attrition since.
I’ve heard that SPC is looking at our positions and I suspect one or more of us will be asked to leave. They might also change my role or I could have the same role but different departments and responsibilities. Above me, the new Director will change things. Jacob could move up or perhaps out. Below me, staff could go or there could be a change in their responsibilities. We aren’t keyed into the process. I don’t know what will happen.
Many of my staff may not be reporting to me or they may be asked to leave. There is a tremendous level of anxiety among the department managers. Jacob might be promoted or asked to leave by the new Director. He might leave voluntarily. His job might be reorganized into a new role. He’s probably stressed about all of this.
The biggest issue is attrition; there is an intense review process before the positions are even brought forward for approval. In the departments, we are looking at reorganizing and flattening. We are also reassigning workloads to cover for vacancies I haven’t filled. We are evaluating product and drugs costs, TQM, and operations improvement.
We’ve done a very good job on the labor budget; it’s cut to a minimum. We are looking at restructuring. That’s positive; everyone is really really looking. They understand they won’t get anything unless they need it. We have improved cost containment. On the negative side, there is lots of stress; people are taking on more work. The department managers see the stress in their staffs and they are taking on their own extra work. There is a lot of tension and anxiety. There is a lot of resentment toward administrators and Dr. Maggiano and Dr. Lewin.