One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Convert (something) to an appropriate or optimum size.‘organizations are beginning to rightsize computer systems to suit themselves’
- ‘‘It's not a downsizing as much as it is a rightsizing,’ says Ray Lane, a general partner at the firm.’
- ‘On governance, Mbeki said the restructuring of the government was still continuing, and additional steps would be taken to rightsize the public service.’
- ‘In Chhattisgarh, the seven-month-old Raman Singh government is all set to be ‘rightsized’.’
- ‘But that won't happen unless facility executives are educated about the value of rightsizing and the importance of whole-building design.’
- 1.1 Reduce the size of (a company or organization) by eliminating staff positions, specifically when business conditions necessitate such a reduction.
- ‘Such interest in the UK might be perceived as flattering if it were not for the fact that acquisition is often followed by downsizing, rightsizing, or whatever the latest euphemism for job cuts happens to be.’
- ‘There will be more mergers and acquisitions, divestments, rightsizing, outsourcing, buy outs and buy ins which incidentally make like for like performance comparisons very difficult.’
- ‘Coincidently, government cuts were ordered and commercialisation, rationalisation, efficiency reviews, downsizing, rightsizing and redundancies became the words of the '90s.’
- ‘I was a senior bureaucrat in the Victorian State public service before falling victim of the economic rationalist rightsizing fad that flourished in response to the oil induced recession of 1991.’
- ‘Maybe AOL just needs to keep rightsizing itself until the unit is small enough that everyone believes there is just one agenda and they deliver magnificently on it.’
- ‘They ‘decruit’, ‘downsize’, ‘rightsize’, ‘de-job’ or ‘de-layer’.’
- ‘With companies busy downsizing - oops, rightsizing is the politically correct word - dressing down has become the order of the day.’
- ‘Civil servants now ‘rightsize,’ ‘outsource’ and ‘reinvent.’’
- ‘We are rightsizing to remain in line with the market.’
- ‘With downsizing, rightsizing and just plain working our butts off to do more with less, the velocity of business dealings often masks control weaknesses.’
- ‘Beyond the budget, there is the whole question of rightsizing the Community, and many other serious issues.’
- ‘They've been through downsizing and rightsizing.’
- ‘Of course, rightsizing is only one piece of the puzzle when it comes to controlling HVAC operating costs.’
- ‘‘I've been downsized, laid off and rightsized six times since 1993,’ she says.’
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