With just over a week until I finish and head off to Victoria University I have been busy beavering away trying to clear my back-log, and to leave documentation on what I have been doing. It is time for the exit plan to take effect! As is often the way when you leave work, there are lot of tasks that will just flow onto the next person, however there are many other tasks that may not. Especially when the driver for that work is you.
I am particularly thinking of our Social Media strategy. It would be fair to say that I have driven our blog, Twitter, Facebook presence. It would also be fair to say that I have been less than successful in promoting buy-in from colleagues. Being aware that it may be difficult to replace me with someone with similar skills and passions (and that that may not even be desirable), I am worried that what I have built over the last three years might just fade and die. The social media tasks will be built into the job description for whoever replaces me, but for them it might take a lower priority.
I think the best I can do is leave lots of documentation, and also to offer my assistance. But that will be the hardest part of leaving. Letting go.