Ten Signs Your Company Is in Trouble

Ten Signs Your Company Is in Trouble

Ten Signs Your Company Is in Trouble

1. No "New Stuff"

The office manager doesn't send that quarterly email asking who needs new folders, pens, staplers, etc. And forget about computer upgrades.

Are you starting to get a bad feeling about your company's future? For certain, these are not times for the faint-of-heart or weak-of-stomach. In fact, only 44% of businesses last beyond their first four years, according to published research. And even if your organization is surviving the up-and-down economy, there's always the scary prospect of a merger or acquisition that could render your position obsolete. M&A activity increased sharply in the first half of this year, with 5,900 deals announced through June, compared with 5,100 in the first half of 2011. Given this situation, it's always better to look for a job when you're still working. Which means you should pay attention to the following "trouble signs" indicating that either the end is near for your employer or a dramatic shakeup is in the works. We compiled these examples from resources such as WilsonEllisConsulting.com and CareerBuilder.com.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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