How to survive difficult times. Few tips from HBR.
If you want to survice, act like a survivor. Be confident and cheerful. Stay focused on the future by concentrating on the customer, without whom nobody will have a job.
Give your leaders hope. They agonize over layoffs, so cut them a break Empathizing with your boss will give you an advantage.
Be a corporate citizen. Companies like team players. Research shows that collegiality may trump competence when push comes to shove.