separation story communicates how the company deals with employees." (Thorsten Groth)
"Bye then - and have a
nice day": employers often say goodbye with awkward phrases. Sooner or
later it always happens: an employee leaves the company. Because he or she
wants a career change, is retiring or has been dismissed. Regardless of why
employees leave or have to leave - separation talks are important from a
value-oriented point of view. Also for the company!
In these conversations the
values as a manager and the values of the company come into play. The purpose
of this dialogue is to present the facts clearly, to give the employee feedback
once again and, as a rule, to show appreciation
for the collaboration once again and to do so until the end of the collaboration.
A farewell to employees should be characterised by respectful interaction.
Professional separations are a
management task: The farewell of employees should be handled in such a way
that, in the context of the academic environment, a separation culture is
created that replaces the separation non-culture that often prevails.
However, the question arises
in particular as to what went well or less optimally in the run-up to the
professional separation, in staff management, in communication. This is where
more leverage is needed so that a value-oriented, appreciative leadership
culture can emerge or be lived. The question is how managers can deal with
different types of employees with their different values, norms, views,
opinions, but also with other nationalities and cultures.