Taking three months off was never going to be as simple as closing my laptop on a Friday and walking off into the sunset. I’ve been sharing that as the dream when I tell the story, but I knew it wasn’t going to happen that way. As I’ve been saying to the teams I work with for years, offboarding is even more important than onboarding and needs more time than is every available. I’m only following my own advice, and in my situation I’m able to ensure nobody is left in a difficult situation.
Where the role I’ve played in an organisation has been for a long time and the work was complex, it takes more than a few weeks to check it’s all documented, handover responsibilities and know it’s all in safe hands. Even more important than that, if the relationship is strong you feel a need to ensure the humans are able to take on the tasks you used to be involved in.Continue reading “Retirement Diary – Week One”