How to deal with the resignation of your best friend at work?

She was your best friend at work. Fun at workplace was never complete without him. You deserved your best advice for that colleague of yours with whom you bonded outside your workplace as well. And, then comes the day when he or she decides to put down his or her papers to join another organization or take a break from work or for leaving the country altogether. You are no stranger to resignations. You are no stranger to job switches. You are no stranger to new joinees quickly replacing your ex-colleagues. However, there are times when it takes a lot of time to accept the fact that your best friend at your workplace has resigned and will no longer be by your side.

Your best friend at work has resigned: Don’t let it affect your productivity

There are times when your workplace turns into a virtual battlefield and the only one standing by you is your friend. Perhaps this is why you hold your bond with your favorite colleague so close to your heart. What more? With corporate rivalry ruling your equation with most of your colleagues – it’s not often that you get to share great bonds with them. So, how exactly do you cope with the resignation of your favorite colleague?

Give it time

Don’t sink into a prolonged low. Your colleague’s departure might as well have taken a toll on your emotions but you have to ensure that you cannot let it affect your productivity or for that matter your work performance. One thought that can really help you in this regard is that nobody deserves your loyalty more than the present company you’re working for. Don’t try to rush things. Most expectedly, your friend must be serving a 15-day or 1-month notice period. Start preparing yourself for your friend’s absence during that period itself- especially if you depend on his/her help while working. Try to take care of your responsibilities by yourself – this might take much of your time thereby distracting you from sad thoughts.

Stay in touch

Keep in touch with your colleague. If he or she is in the same city, then make sure you’re meeting up at least once every two weeks so that none of you are overwhelmed by each others’ absence.

Stay happy

“Talk happy.” Yes this is very important. Instead of brooding over separation chalk out weekend plans together. Even if he or she is relocating in another city or country, be sure to see each other once every one or two years.

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