Our professional journey takes us through many doors as we enter and exit engagements. The hiring entity often spends an inordinate amount of time on process and acclimation onboarding new employees. The C-suite focus is rarely on who departed, yet the offboarding of employees, contractors, advisors, etc. is fraught with risk and requires as much (if not more) attention than who is coming in the door.
For many it’s, “Nice working with you, good luck on your next gig, and don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.” The wise will eschew the discomfort of a colleague’s departure and have in place a structured process and procedure. The unprepared are rolling the dice.