New research found that there are generally seven ways in which people resign from their job and some are better than others
There is a right and wrong way for doing everything and the same goes when you leave your job, regardless of how much you hate your organization, your colleagues or boss. So what is the right way to quit your job?
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“There is lot of research about why people quit their jobs. But very little is known about how people quit,” said lead study author Anthony Klotz. “Employers as well as employees want to know what the right way is.”
Researchers from Oregon State University have found that there are generally seven ways in which people quit their job and which way an employeed will chose depends on whether he is fairly treated at work and whether he is respected by his boss.
Those who feel they are respected and treated well at office are more likely to resign in a positive way rather than harming the reputation of the organization they used to work for.
“As an employee, you are pretty powerless for much of your work life, until you decide to quit,” said Klotz. “That is one time you feel empowered and have a chance to even the score if you feel like you’ve been treated badly.”
The different ways of resignation include a face- to-face meeting with manager and an explanation for the reason of quitting, grateful goodbye or helping other employs and preparing them to deal with situation that will be created after leaving your job, letting your boss know you are looking for another before resigning, bridge burning or seeking to harm the organization or members on your way out the door, or simply walking off the job without any notice, leaving the organization in quite a lurch.
Researchers suggest that no matter what a way of resignation a person chooses, he must be aware of its consequences. So, employees have to resign tactfully without making any enemies and then strive for a better job.
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Researchers have found that roughly one in 10 employees quite in bridge burning style which is seen as potentially harmful resignation style for employees and could possibly damage your own repute and create hindrance in getting another job as this way of quitting a job may end up dragging you in court. All those who want to leave on good terms should avoid bridge burning, avoidant and perfunctory styles so they can be remembered in good way and can come back if they consider to return to that company one day.