In short, the 7 ways includes:
- By the book – This involves a meeting with the manager, a standard notice period and an explanation for leaving.
- Grateful – The discussion focused on the employee’s appreciation, and he / she helps with the transition.
- In the loop – The employee has told the boss that he/she was thinking of leaving. Thus removing the element of surprise from the equation.
- Perfunctory – Similar to by the book style, but the discussion is shorter and the explanation is omitted or rather opaque.
- Avoidant – The employee resigns in writing or tells HR or other colleagues and lets the word filter back to his / her manager.
- Impulsive – The employee walks out without forethought or notice, leaving the organization to figure out how to make a transition.
- Bridge burning – The employee tries to harm the organization or its members, which could be in term of verbal assaults.
The 2 most common resignation style were what could be called “by the book” and “perfunctory” resignation.
I usually used “perfunctory” style since most of the time, I don’t really want to explain my exit, unless asked to.
So, which one are you inclined to do?