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When any organisation is forced to make a number of redundancies, the attention, quite rightly, is focused on those losing their roles. However, once the dust settles, the focus needs to be on those who survived round of cuts and may be experiencing a wide range of emotions. This Practice Note will guide you how to recognise and manage ‘Survivor Syndrome’ within your team, specifically, we will look at:
what is Survivor Syndrome?
how might different people react
how it affects the organisation
what the causes are
what the remedies are at an organisational level
what the remedies are at a local management level
Survivor Syndrome identifies the range of negative reactions often experienced by those whose roles remain intact following a round of redundancies. Similar experiences have been described by those surviving a range of traumatic events and though in some people’s eyes, those people who survive a round of redundancies ‘should be grateful for having jobs’, it’s not always that simple and the initial relief can give way to a range of different emotions and challenging behaviours.
The situation is often unintentionally made worse by organisations failing to recognise and manage it appropriately. Large sums of money are often put aside to provide support to those leaving by way of counselling, career workshops and severance packages, whereas little if any money
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This Practice Note considers proprietary estoppel from a generic standpoint.For industry specific guidance on proprietary estoppel, see Practice Notes:•Estoppel and property law•Mortgages by estoppelProprietary estoppel—what is it?Unlike the other forms of estoppel (see Practice Note: Estoppel—what,
On the disposition of a property (whether by way of conveyance, transfer or charge), the party making the disposition will normally provide a title guarantee which implies standard form covenants for title. A landlord may give a title guarantee when granting a lease, but this is rare in practice.
There may be times when, rather than assigning the benefit of an agreement to a third party, the original parties wish instead to end their obligations to each other under that agreement and, in effect, recreate it, with the third party stepping into the shoes of one of the original parties. This is
This Practice Note discusses the common law doctrine of privity of contract; the equitable and statutory exceptions to it; how the doctrine affects enforcing a contract against a third party and what happens when, notwithstanding the lack of privity, a contract has an indirect effect on a third
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