Layoff: American Dream Interrupted
Carole Isom-Barnes relates a robust story on what many Americans experience every day—the hidden, personal costs of layoffs and what this means to people and organizations. Associated with her own research study, Layoff: American Dream Interrupted should be on the reading list of anyone concerned about the havoc caused from layoffs. Personally moved by the meaningfulness of the questions this book raises about the unfair practices still employed in some organizations, I found myself wondering if this is a novel or reality!
- Dr. Mitchell Kusy, Professor, Ph.D. Program in Leadership & Change, Antioch University; 2005 Fulbright Scholar in International Organization Development
Layoff: American Dream Interrupted takes a fictional approach to a severe contemporary problem – the corporate downsizings that have disrupted too many American lives. Isom-Barnes involves readers with this problem by introducing them to the emotional and economic pressures felt by characters with whom they can identify – those who could be their neighbors or even themselves. Further, the book explores the impact of layoffs on people of color and pushes readers to examine the effect of flaws in the system.
- Ancella Livers, Ph.D.
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