Reply to post: Re: Scapegoat?

Uni of Manchester IT director resigns after chopping 68 people

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Scapegoat?

Hachetmen are routinely hired for this kind of job.

The mistake some make is thinking that such a person would EVER be suitable for managing a growing outfit or having any kind of decent staf relationships - invariably putting someone like this in a position where he's expected to look after the company will result in things rapidly going pear-shaped.

(WRT outsourcing: My opinion - it's useful if you need to cull a lot of deadwood or reorganise the internal workings of the outfit but should never be left outsourced for a prolonger period for the same reasons the report authors put forward.)

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