When companies start making losses, management does not leave no stone unturned to reduce the cost. In your case, personnel are transferred from one department to another to utilise or optimise the available manpower. Nevertheless, what matter is maintaining productivity of the department or of organisation itself. Productivity can be maintained only if right persons are given right job. Skill-level or expertise matters lot in handling specific job. If in case in the course of these transfers, if the productivity goes down then it could defeat the very purpose these transfers.
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