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Rightsizing

The act or process of reducing the workforce at a company to the perceived correct number. The term is identical in meaning to layoffs or downsizing, but the word was invented to have a positive connotation. Instead, it is often used in a tongue-in-cheek fashion.

rightsizing

a colloquial term for an ORGANIZATION'S restructuring efforts to improve its efficiency and cost-effectiveness which involve reducing the size of its workforce.
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Rightsizing works with posts and the regional bureaus to evaluate current staffing and develop five-year staffing projections to ensure staff levels overseas align with policy priorities and support requirements, while still mindful of security realities and other constraints," said Tim Hanway, a Rightsizing analyst.
Thus far, our discussion has focused on broad strategic considerations for rightsizing technology budgets.
Rightsizing can be an opportunity for a facility to become financially more efficient .
Creating a well-organized program for employees that communicates the effects and reasons for the rightsizing and provides the appropriate support services can far outweigh the costs of stress claims and deteriorating employee performance that often accompany a restructuring.
Several factors have combined during the past few years to enable credit departments to take advantage of the flexibility inherent in the rightsizing approach.
An effective rightsizing process demands a rigorously enforced counseling and evaluation program to address employee performance problems.
We can maximize profit opportunities with rightsizing
Network rightsizing has been field-proven to realize substantial cost savings during a network refresh and when Ethernet switches are discontinued.
I am pleased to say that we have now sized the business to the current market conditions and we have concluded our rightsizing program.
We have scaled back to reduce costs, in line with Shuaa's rightsizing programme and repositioning of the brokerage platform," 
he said.
PESHAWAR, February 12, 2011 (Balochistan Times): ANP and PPP in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa have agreed on rightsizing the provincial cabinet on progress basis.
ISLAMABAD, February 07, 2011 (Frontier Star): During first phase of rightsizing of federal cabinet, twenty ministers are expected to be included as decided by President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani after consulting with coalition partners.