In this video, learn how to communicate a thoughtful and effective farewell message to your team. Depending on the terms of your transition, you should be ready for several possible scenarios.
- Generally there are three ways to leave a job, … you resign and give notice, … you resign and are asked to leave immediately, … or you get fired. … So, your ability to say goodbye … to the other members of your team will vary accordingly. … If you give notice and are not shown the door right away, … you'll have the opportunity to properly take your leave … as the expression goes. … Subject to your boss's approval of course, … you begin this process by sending a goodbye email … to your team and everyone else in the company. … Your communication should include the following: … why you're leaving, … you want to spend this positively, … don't bad mouth the company or anyone who works there. … You're bowing out gracefully, not settling scores. … For most of your co-workers, … this will be the last impression they have of you, … make it good. … Where you're going, … if it's to a competitor … or it would be embarrass the company in some way, … just be non-committal, … use phrases like exploring new opportunities …
- Assessing the pros and cons of quitting your job
- Giving notice
- Talking to your supervisor
- Saying goodbye
- Reflecting on your old role