The family-run company’s friendly image is hard to maintain when announcing more than 1,000 layoffs, but Lego expressed humility at the need to let workers go. “We are very sorry to make changes which may interfere with the lives of many of our colleagues. Our colleagues put so much passion into their work every day and we are deeply grateful for that,” Knudstorp said. “Unfortunately, it is essential for us to make these tough decisions.” More at Quartz.
LEGO is a company that deserves to be admired and the products have inspired millions for generations. I do hope the company doesn’t eventually fall under the weight of the trend that is killing Toys R Us.