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Tips for Usability Professionals in a Down Economy

Tom Tullis

Journal of Usability Studies, Volume 4, Issue 2, February 2009, pp. 60-69

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Tip #8: Maximize Your Visibility

Some people think that in tough economic times, with companies cutting back on staff, their best strategy to survive staff reductions is to lay low and hope nothing happens to them. I don't think so. Layoffs are business decisions. Employees who are seen as adding business value to the company are more likely to survive, and thrive, than those who aren't. If managers don't know what you're doing, you're not likely to be seen as adding business value.

Some ways you might consider for maximizing your visibility include the following:

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