Don’t lift the digit as you say good bye
Many of our favourite clients have left organisations for reasons or in time frames not of their choosing in the last year. Cutbacks or redundancies have sometimes resulted in sadness, fear or anger. I have watched even the best of people leave with the equivalent of their middle finger lifted to the heavens as they express their frustration in various ways. I have observed some decide to go slow, or to do the minimum possible in their final days in the job. I have witnessed others badmouthing organisations, leaders or processes. Do I understand this very human response? Yes. Do I sometimes join them in their feelings of unfairness? Yes. But do I recommend you burn a bridge as you leave? NO!