Design the farewell party appropriately
- Finding the right words is not always easy; especially when it comes to saying goodbye.
- Because saying goodbye to a colleague, supervisor or boss is usually associated with something nice (e.g. a new start in another company or even in another country), leaving should definitely be celebrated appropriately.
- An extravagant celebration is not (always) necessary in this context, sometimes a little drink is quite appropriate. However, don’t forget to design an invitation beforehand.
If the farewell is imminent – formulate an invitation
- First, start by pointing out that you (or the person concerned) will leave the company on day X after several years of service.
- It is also good if you give the relevant reasons for this, for example pension, professional reorientation or similar.
- Make it clear that you are reluctant to let the departing person go (or only “gnashing your teeth”).
- The popularity with customers and/or business partners should not fall behind in this regard either. However, if you write your own farewell invitation, you can of course do without this notice.
- In the penultimate section, you point out that Mr. or Ms. X’s last working day should be particularly pleasant and that everyone can use the opportunity to say goodbye personally.
- The date, time and place should of course still be noted.
Season the whole thing with a fine pinch of “humor”. That is always well received and in a certain way takes away the sad aspect of the forthcoming departure. Because the fact is (mostly): Divorce hurts.
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