When Changing A Responsibility Or Authority, Always Tell The Person You Are Taking It Away From, Before You Tell The Person You Are Giving It To!! ─ Law #77
Often you may decide to change an employee’s authority or responsibility after speaking with that person. If you have already spoken to the person to whom you’ll be giving the authority or responsibility, it will confuse everyone and weaken the top managers image.
There is nothing worse for credibility than reversing a personnel change, as this adversely affects the morale of the people involved.