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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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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This led some observers to comment the additional employees from the new departments will defeat the purpose of the Right Sizing bill.
Panelo, however, clarified this will be not the case stressing the Right Sizing Bill in only aims to trim down the excess in the government's manpower.
'Reference media queries it may be noted that right sizing is desperately needed in PIA,' he stated in a press release issued here.
"We don't have a dead line on this issue for right sizing the strength of the employees of the Board we have been given the dead line of holding the elections in the Board, "he asserted.
ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for defence Production Rana Tanwir Hussain assured the national assembly Friday that no one would be removed from PIA on the basis of affiliation with PPP and hinted at right sizing of the national airline to improve its performance.
ISLAMABAD, January 22, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Federal Minister for Law and Justice Dr Babar Awan said that the government has decided to undertake right sizing of the Federal Cabinet.