a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: Managing Uncertainty — Layoffs and Talent

Alex Rampell and Shannon Schiltz

Posted May 26, 2016

In many ways, managing startups is about managing uncertainty: in product, market, and… people. So what happens when changes in the business require changes — and sometimes reductions — in the workforce?

In this episode of the podcast, a16z partners Shannon Schiltz and Alex Rampell share both their professional and personal experiences with layoffs — from why they happen to what to do (and what not to do).