rightsize
Date: 1989 transitive verb to reduce (as a workforce) to an optimal size intransitive verb to undergo a reduction to an optimal size

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  • rightsize — rightsizing right‧siz‧ing [ˈraɪtˌsaɪzɪŋ] noun [uncountable] 1. HUMAN RESOURCES when a company becomes a more suitable size, especially by employing fewer people: • Many aerospace workers lost their jobs as a result of rightsizing. 2. COMPUTING …   Financial and business terms

  • rightsize — UK [ˈraɪtˌsaɪz] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms rightsize : present tense I/you/we/they rightsize he/she/it rightsizes present participle rightsizing past tense rightsized past participle rightsized business if a company rightsizes …   English dictionary

  • rightsize — /ruyt suyz /, v.t., rightsized, rightsizing. to adjust to an appropriate size: Layoffs will be necessary to rightsize our workforce. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • rightsize — right|size [ˈraıtsaız] v [I and T] if a company or organization rightsizes, or if it rightsizes its operations, it reduces the number of people it employs in order to reduce costs used especially by companies to make the reduction in the number… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rightsize — right•size [[t]ˈraɪtˌsaɪz[/t]] v. t. sized, siz•ing. bus to adjust to an appropriate size: Layoffs will be necessary to rightsize our workforce[/ex] • Etymology: 1985–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • rightsize — verb downsize …   Wiktionary

  • rightsize — v To fire people. They are rightsizing the company by 1000 jobs. 1990s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • rightsize — v. change the number of work force, reduce the staff to an appropriate or most efficient size (term used in the United States) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rightsize — verb chiefly US convert to an optimum size, in particular shed staff from (an organization) …   English new terms dictionary

  • rightsize — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to reduce (as a work force) to an optimal size intransitive verb : to undergo a reduction to an optimal size the company said it rightsized successfully …   Useful english dictionary

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