Question: If higher management requires reorganisation by retrenchment of workers, will I create negative karma by being part of the decision-making?
Answer: Realistically, the company does not owe the staff a living. So, as the bosses decide, if some got to go, they have to go – unless you can prove the retrenchment exercise is not needed at all. If still needed, what you can do is ensure that those selected to leave are really the ones least diligently helpful to the company, so that there is no unfair termination (and retrenchment packages). This is how the retrenchment can still be handled with compassion and wisdom. You can also dedicate merits to those to be retrenched, in the hope that they will not be too adversely affected.