One should always be wary of 'timed' announcements and formal 'briefings'.
Other than the requisite calling on the buzzword bingo - it normally means that there Will be polythene sheets on the floor to stop the carpet being ruined.
We knew it was coming.
The fact of Big Grey shedding 68% of the team for which I grind merrily away at the millstone, is part of horror the of grubby, commercial, paid employment. (Outside the Public Sector, of course, where you can be a workshy unemployable slob and still be unsackable and live off my taxes until you die)
Being enlightened souls, rather than do what people would have done 20 years ago (Go on strike, picket and generally act like a firm can magic money out of nowhere and it's existence is there to serve our shallow ends) we all decide to take the money stick, up two fingers and flee the clutches of Big Grey.
I for one cannot wait.