We are all just merely stewards in our role, managing and co-ordinating waiting for the next person to takeover. We are custodians for a short period, the new owners of your role or business can quite feasibly turn it upside down.
Years ago I left a job and my boss said make sure you leave with them wanting more, go out on a high. If we are just stewards holding a role until new shoes come in, we need to make sure we leave it in a really fantastic state.
Hand back the role in a better place than when you took over the stewardship. Steer it to greatness and leave a legacy that is right for the role.
Top tips for leaving a job:-
- Clear processes and systems written down
- Clear goals and targets
- Personable handover of team – social connection
- Bios of team members
- Clear desk (it says more than you think) no-one wants to find a stale apple core in your draw
- Plan of meetings to attend
- Planner or schedule