My boss’s boss was likely let go today – we received a sudden announcement that he was gone. Everyone on the team is shaken. What does this mean for them? It is like someone died. FOr me, i like and trust my boss, so am staying the course. I will work my plan as approved, check in with him and trust his guidance/feedback. This is why it is so important to have a trustworthy boss – 3 years ago when I did not trust my boss and we went through this, I couldn’t just trust him and keep my head down.
Ond of the things I try to be respectful of as a manager is that when someone from my team leaves, I stress that I’d love to stay in touch (unless they were not a good person and I showed them the door), but I don’t pressure them to stay in touch and give them their distance (although once in a great while I might send a random note that simply says hello an dhope you are well). So when my team reaches out to me, especially as the months go by, I feel flattered and happy. The past two weeks not one not two but three people I used to manage reached out to me to ask if I’d like to have coffee/lunch and catch up, and the thing is they know I am not in a position to hire right now which means it is reasonably genuine. I love hearing from my ex-team, since I truly care about them!