The New Zealand Herald reports workers who stay after a round of redundancies suffer as much stress and anxiety as the people who lose their jobs.
I doubt this is always true.
Redundancy is never fun. Having your livelihood snatched away, facing a mortgagee sale and wondering where the next meal is coming from is as stressful as things get.
As someone who has been in both positions, I can speak from experience on this.
Nevertheless, the Auckland-based researchers have a point. Things are stressful for people left when companies trim their staff numbers. Not least because they’ll have to cope with extra work.
And, as the story points out, they’ll be wondering who is next for the chop.