With layoffs hindsight has 202:20 vision. It’s easier to assert after the event that a company grew too quickly but is this always the case?
Wasn’t the hiring done to meet real demand? Should short term opportunities be forgone for long term stability? Aren’t hiring and layoffs synonymous with the ebbs and flows of business?
Had the laid off staff not been hired, would they still be unemployed or would they have been hired elsewhere? Do we know for sure?
Should founders keep apologising for layoffs? Or are the apologies for the effect on people laid off and not really the layoff itself?
Hindsight has 20:20 vision.