I still remember the day my previous company moved in. They set up shop in the conference room with an outplacement counselor (who should have known better) and proceeded to call over the loudspeaker — one by one — the names of all the people they were laying off. This awful parade lasted an entire morning.
They held no group meeting beforehand communicating who they were, what their goals were, and what the future would hold. No smaller department meetings about all the nuts-and-bolt