101: What to Do When Someone Leaves
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Sometimes a person from a work team will leave the company. Today we tell you how we deal with employees who want to leave or are just considering it. Adjusting to an employee change has its process.
Today we talk about the emotions involved, the lessons that can be learned in the situation, and how to deal with the remaining staff. Employees who are moving on can show you where the issues are in your company. An employee departure also can help you work with the team to make them ready to work without the leaving member.
The topics we covered today are:
- The emotional swings that happen after the announcement
- The importance of a private discussion
- Encouraging honesty when discussing the departure
- Why you should also talk to the team to get the whole picture
- Remembering that your reaction is being watched
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