rightsizing

(redirected from Right-Sizing)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
DAVACO offers a wide range of services and expertise that support the requirements of right-sizing initiatives.
Simply put, right-sizing means the load will not always be met.
Right-sizing is a management journey to maintain the required gap between revenues and total costs.
Comair said that as a result of a smaller operation and fleet it will cut up to 1,000 jobs, including the reduction of approximately 350 positions recently announced as part of the right-sizing of service to and from Cincinnati.
And while we continue to see mergers, and down- or 'right-sizing,' the opportunities for entrepreneurs continue to exist.
Sins Of Commission * Gubernatorial Lotharios * Drinking with DeLay The Lobbyist's Loss Leader * Right-Sizing and Wrong-Sizing
I put it to Scheele that his notion of actually "right-sizing" the company flew in the face of what has been the approach taken forever in the auto industry.
Heightened competition, large-scale mergers and sales, downsizing, "right-sizing", and so on--these trends have all helped tear up the social contract that held businesses (and particularly large businesses) together.
Sometimes they call it re-engineering, right-sizing, management-by-walking-around, process-mapping, or any of a number of catchy phrases.
"I want the Senate to prioritize right-sizing in the government sector because the bureaucracy is bloated.
However, MAS recognises that some borrowers may face challenges in right-sizing their debt obligations in the short term; the starting level of debt may be too high and there may be significant costs involved if they had to sell their properties to reduce their leverage.