Elon Musk Was Right to Let People Go at Twitter. How He Conducted the Layoffs Was All Wrong

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Like everyone else, I’ve been watching the Twitter meltdown while munching popcorn and wondering what amazing thing will happen next. As an HR person, I know that many people in big corporations could disappear without affecting the company’s product–including many HR positions.

It is abundantly clear that Twitter had a bloated staff.

Now Musk did not go about terminations the right way. They were too fast and too haphazard. He mistakenly fired people he should have kept.

When conducting layoffs, it’s important to remember that you are eliminating positions, not particular employees. So, while

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