“I’m giving my two weeks’ notice.” For managers, that sentence is one of the most painful to hear, especially when the speaker is a longtime, valued employee.
Replacing that person may be hard. But here’s a more urgent problem you could face: Short-timers may tune out long before they walk out. And the last thing your department needs is an employee who leaves the job mentally and coasts lazily through the final two weeks.
When employees sleepwalk through their final two weeks, it sets a bad tone for the rest of the work force. That’s why it’s important for supervisors to send the message that they expect continued high productivity right to the end.
Also, don’t take for granted that longtime top performers will remain productive during their last days. Even accomplished employees may consider this final chapter as a deserved downtime as a reward for their years.
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