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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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DAVACO offers a wide range of services and expertise that support the requirements of right-sizing initiatives.
It is said that the part-load efficiency and moisture control benefits of right-sizing are so significant that the penalties to occupant comfort and flexibility are warranted.
Right-sizing requires the determination of the amount of each the company should maintain to support the current revenue base, generate growth, support reinvestment and deliver the products and services at the least total landed cost.
Is this simply coincidence or is there a right-sizing trend in the market that is glacial in nature - slow but unstoppable?
In this session, attendees will learn about the top five ingredients of a successful right-sizing initiative, including: A project champion, metrics & benchmarks, policy, a marketing plan, and the "secret ingredient.
The summit provided attendees with a unique opportunity to collaboratively examine critical issues including: Outsourcing Pros and Cons; Right-sizing the Server Environment; and Reaching Your Business Goals through the Strategic Use of IT.
Fitch's rating focus as we move into 2004 will clearly incorporate monitoring of WM's progress in right-sizing its origination platform and in improving the efficiency of its servicing platform, as well as other operations within the firm, which the above-mentioned initiatives are intended to facilitate.
Advisor's trend analysis enables continual right-sizing of the service.
I think that the EPA's support, tools and resources do add value, but companies such as La Quinta have to take several strategy steps that include decreasing energy loads and right-sizing equipment.
We are also right-sizing our manufacturing operations and selling, general and administrative expense levels and have recognized related costs including severance.
A Perfect Fit for Companies That Are Right-Sizing and Up-Sizing