Using in-person interviews, phone conversations, e-mail, blogs, or social networking sites, do some live research on cost cutting with several individuals. Ask your respondents for examples of useful, or constructive, cost cutting they have observed on the job. You might include yourself as an interviewee for this exercise. Do the same for useless, or destructive, cost cutting. Look for patterns.
What type of cost-cutting measure is likely to be well accepted by workers?
What type of costcutting measure is likely to be resisted by workers?