The author has done a good research work in understanding the human resource management of Lehman Brothers. The main strength of this article is the clarity with which the author has explained his points regarding strategic human resource management. He clearly mentions that it is not advisable for the company to go on a laying off spree as it makes the employees dissatisfied with their job and it develops anxiety in the minds of the retained employees. The author also mentions a pertinent point which is to employ the laid off employees elsewhere so that they continue to earn money and do not have hard feelings for the company. Another major strength of this article is it’s in depth analysis of the mindset of the employees working in the company which is laying off its employees (Kumari, 2014). The author seems to empathize with the mindset of the employees still working in the company. The author clearly mentions one more aspect of the company which was over employment. If the company was wise enough to understand the minimum number of employees who could have satisfied the work requirements of the company, the company would not have ever been in such a condition which would result in removing the employees from the company. If the company chooses to have large number of employees in all the departments then the operating cost automatically goes up. Therefore in times of crisis the company has to downsize at any cost. Thus the human resource managers should understand the optimum requirement of the workforce for the particular department (Hall, 2011).