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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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For those overseas, M/PRI's Rightsizing unit, led by Virginia Keener, is perhaps the office's most visible part.
Thus far, our discussion has focused on broad strategic considerations for rightsizing technology budgets.
In today's climate of reform, rightsizing can be an important part of a laboratory's strategy for future success.
However, before doing so, a rightsizing firm should first determine which employees will be affected by the rightsizing, and whether they will be laid off, given an early retirement, relocated or given new job responsibilities.
As a continuing improvement process, rightsizing provides the steady incremental adjustments needed to keep an organization in step with its strategic objectives and customer needs.
In so doing, we can welcome the rightsizing client into the PC world with these consultants who offer a breadth of knowledge, not just breath with no edge.
Network rightsizing has been field-proven to realize substantial cost savings during a network refresh and when Ethernet switches are discontinued.
This approach will also support our rightsizing program.
I am pleased to say that we have now sized the business to the current market conditions and we have concluded our rightsizing program.
ISLAMABAD, February 03, 2011 (Frontier Star): President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting here Friday (Today) at Presidency to review the overall political condition, regarding the rightsizing in the cabinet of coalition government in Punjab.
Many Department employees probably think about this daily, but there's good news: The Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing and Innovation is helping the Department become an organization that operates on standard platforms, using standard operating procedures.
The project is a key rightsizing initiative under the President's Management Agenda to reassess and reconfigure the staffing of the U.