As a matter of interest, the practice of observing and responding to (human) behavioral patterns is a service to the community, both domestic and commercial. You will find that every few years a major corporation goes on a drive to improve the efficiencies of running, maintaining and taking its business forward by placing emphasis on staff production patterns, and to this end, they turn to behavioral health provo scientists for their professional consultations.
The interesting thing about the science is that it is never exact. As it pertains to the business environment under observation and subject to change, a range of specializations will be considered. These could be psychological or psychometric. They could even be political. Social workers could also be roped in to help distressed staff members cope with changing operating environments. One of the worst traumas just happens to be that of being laid off.
There is no point in being negative or cynical about this reality but human behavioral scientists and their business management colleagues will be regarding this sensitive issue as something of a last resort. Feasibility studies could be undertaken with the result being that justifications will need to be provided for reducing the staff count. The human behavioral study environment is always subject to negotiation.
There should never be a last straw to be pulled. Scientists concluding remarks must always be indicative of a scenario that benefits everyone, from the chief operating officer of the company to the most lowly ranked staff member, if it could be put that way. Finally, another aspect of the fascinating world of behavioral science will be that of communications. Work will be done to help improve the way people communicate with each other and how they are able to address challenges when they occur.