THE BEST GOODBYE EMAIL MESSAGE TO COLLEAGUES SAMPLES

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THE BEST GOODBYE EMAIL MESSAGE TO COLLEAGUES SAMPLES

Check out these bestGoodbye email messagesamples to send to work colleagues, teammates and co-workers when leaving a job or role. Find below the Best Goodbye email message to colleagues samples. Curated by Mau, a Senior Digital Marketing Specialist at eDigital.

THE BEST GOODBYE EMAIL TO COWORKERS SAMPLES

Ready to say adios to your current job? You’re not solo!

Pandemic-related epiphanies – about family time, freedom, independence, remote work, passion projects, life and death – are raising the number of us heading for the “salida” and wondering how to craft a smooth departure email message to colleagues.

But before we dive into it, let me tell you a story:

Recently, before I completed driving the ultimate Brisbane to Cairns road trip for few months, I knew I wanted to send the best “Goodbye message” to my colleagues.

They were not aware I was planning this epic road trip and was ready to quit.

But I was still asking myself:

Is there any best practice when writing a “Goodbye email to colleagues? How much information and emotion should I reveal in a “Goodbyemessage?

I asked family and friends but no one was able to offer me expert advice.

You are about to find below the top insights I gathered after many hours researching on this topic which will help you craft your own, authentic “Goodbye emailmessage to be sent to your work besties.

THE TOP 3 REASONS FOR SENDING THE BEST GOODBYE EMAIL MESSAGE TO COWORKERS

  • It is your last chance to leave a great impression. Yeah, that’s it, make memorable!
  • It’s great etiquette. When you’ve worked with a group of people for several months or years, you often form close bonds. As you move forward in your career, these former colleagues and managers can become a critical part of your network. These contacts can make helpful references and may introduce you to new opportunities in the future. A well-composed goodbye email gives you a chance to thank your teammates and supervisors for the time you’ve shared and offer contact information so they can stay in touch – if they wish – with you.
  • Great for personal branding. you leave a great professional impression and it is an opportunity to thank your colleagues, teammates and coworkers for the support you have received. You can also share details about your next job as this may open opportunities for future collaborations or partnerships.

💡 Note: you may want to use a separate email to confirm any new procedures or new person-in-charge after your departure. When you leave your job, other employees who regularly work with you to handle various tasks and projects may be unsure about who they should approach instead. If you were responsible for managing a system, process or set of information, a well-planned goodbye email can provide a reference for what to do after your departure. This will help ensure a smooth, streamlined transition for people that have dependencies with your former role.

THE TOP 9 TIPS BEFORE SENDING YOUR GOODBYE EMAIL MESSAGE TO YOUR WORK COLLEAGUES 

1. Check with your manager before sending it. Before you send your goodbye email, confirm the company has announced your departure. Your email should not come as a surprise to your work colleagues, so simply make sure everyone is aware you’re leaving.

2. A nice subject line. A subject line starting with a “Thank you” will always be a winner. Example: “Thank you – My last week”  or “Thank you – Goodbye” or “Thank you – Best memories”. Your work colleagues will appreciate you are thankful for being part of the team.

3. Tailor your farewell email message to unique colleagues. If you’re part of a small team within a larger organisation, don’t send a long email to the entire company. This could come across as big-headed. Sarah from Accounting doesn’t need to know that you, Marc from Marketing, are leaving after seven months of “dedicated’ service”.  It’s important to differentiate between ranks and relationships.

4. Watch your tone. Your tone should differ depending on your organisation. Tales of hotel bedroom hopping and Vegas gambling might be more appropriate for investment banking employees than executives of international non-for-profits. So whether your vibe is touching, wild, creative, or mild, below are some goodbye email templates that you can add your own spice to.

5. Keep your email positive. The point of a goodbye email is to show gratitude to the people you’ve worked with and to create opportunities to connect in the future. Be sure to keep the message light and positive, avoiding any negative opinions about the company or unprofessional remarks. Remember: your farewell email is your last chance to make a good impression before you move on to the next step in your career.

6. Send it before your last day. Be sure to send the email at least two days before you leave to ensure your colleagues have enough time to react and respond. Some people may have questions about the transition plan, and other colleagues may want to have a chance to say goodbye in person and exchange personal contact information.

7. Share personal contact information with only the people you want to keep in touch with. Do not forget to also invite them to connect with you on Linkedin.

8. CC yourself with your personal email. Make it easy for colleagues to reply to both your work and personal email in one go. This way you will get the reply even if you no longer have access to your former work email.

9. Keep it concise. A goodbye email does not need to exceed one or two paragraphs. A great “goodbye email” to colleagues should only include:

  • A brief thank you
  • A method for others to get in touch (email, phone number or LinkedIn profile)
  • Key details on the transition plan if you choose
  • A sentence or two communicating your next venture.

BEST GOODBYE EMAIL SAMPLE FOR COLLEAGUES YOU DID NOT KNOW WELL 

Hello ,

I’m leaving , and my last day is .

It has been my great joy to work with you and to create so many friendships. People like you have been one of the best parts of working at .

My personal email is:

My LinkedIn profile is:

Wishing you all the best, !

BEST GOODBYE EMAIL SAMPLE FOR CLOSE COLLEAGUES 

Hey ,

I’ll be leaving , and my last day is .

I am excited but also sad that I won’t be working with you any longer.

I was always looking forward to working with you, and I’ll always remember .

Thank you so much for your support and friendship over the last .

Let’s make sure we grab ,  I’ll definitely keep in touch!

My personal email is

My LinkedIn profile – in case you would like to connect – is

All the best,

BEST GOODBYE EMAIL SAMPLE FOR COLLEAGUES YOU ENJOY WORKING WITH

Hi Alex,

I am leaving my position as Project Lead at XYZ Corporation on 31st July 2021. I am moving to XYZ in (city or town).

I would like to thank you for the great time working together and your support was a great encouragement to me and the team. I’ve learned a lot from you and will leave with great memories of all the fun times.

Thanks again, it was a pleasure working with you.

My personal email is:

My Linkedin profile is:  

Yours sincerely

BEST GOODBYE EMAIL SAMPLE FOR THE GREAT PEOPLE YOU MANAGE (DIRECT REPORTS)

Hello ,

I’ll be leaving , and my last day is .

I personally want to thank you for the support you have been offering to me and our team. 

My personal email is

My LinkedIn profile – in case you would like to connect – is

Reach out—whether you need advice, a recommendation, or even just want to meet up for a drink (I’d love that!).

It’s been a pleasure to serve as your manager, and I’m wishing you great success.

All the best,

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REAL GOODBYE LETTERS EXAMPLES

GOODBYE LETTER TO DISNEY EMPLOYEES

March 23, 2012

Dear Colleagues and Friends of the Walt Disney Animation Studio,

After long and thoughtful consideration, I have decided to leave Disney Animation.

I am convinced that animation really is the ultimate art form of our time with endless new territories to explore. I can’t resist a call to step out and discover them.

Disney has been my artistic home since September 9,1974. I owe so much to those great animators who mentored me—Eric Larson, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston—as well as to the many other wonderful people at Disney whom I have been fortunate to work with in the past nearly 38 years.

Over these four decades I have seen so many changes, but the one thing that remains the same is that we all do this because we love it.

I am humbled and deeply honoured to have worked side by side so many artists, producers and directors during my career here at Disney, and I am tremendously proud of the films which together we have created. I will deeply miss working with you.

With my most sincere and heartfelt good wishes for you and Disney’s continued artistic growth and success,

Glen

GOODBYE EMAIL TO ARSENAL TEAM AND FANS – UNAI EMERY – EX COUCH FC ARSENAL

It has been an honour to be the Arsenal head coach.

To all the fans, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for helping me to understand and feel the greatness of Arsenal. To all of you who have supported us from every corner of the globe, all of you who have come to the Emirates, all of you who have waited in the rain and cold just to greet me after a game. I want to tell all of you that I have worked with passion, with commitment and with effort.

I would have liked nothing more than to have achieved better results for you.

I also want to send a message of gratitude to all Arsenal employees for the way they have treated me. The greatness of Arsenal is in every director, executive, employee, assistant and volunteer.

In particular, I want to highlight Ivan Gazidis, who welcomed me to the club, and Raul Sanllehi, Edu and Vinai Venkatesham for their respect, companionship and help. Until the very last minute I have been treated with honour and honesty. And of course, I send my sincere gratitude to the Kroenke family, for their trust.

It has been a year and a half full of emotions, of great moments and some other more bitter ones, but not a single day has gone by without me stopping to think about how lucky I have been to work for this club with these players and their professional and personal qualities.

They have always honoured the shirt they wear. They deserve your support.

I had already experienced a lot in football, but I have enjoyed and learned a lot in England, in the Premier League, about respect for professionals and about the purity of football.

My best wishes always.

COYG

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JEFF BEZOS GOODBYE LETTER TO ALL AMAZON EMPLOYEES – FEB 2021

Fellow Amazonians:

I’m excited to announce that this Q3 I’ll transition to Executive Chair of the Amazon Board and Andy Jassy will become CEO. In the Exec Chair role, I intend to focus my energies and attention on new products and early initiatives. Andy is well known inside the company and has been at Amazon almost as long as I have. He will be an outstanding leader, and he has my full confidence.

This journey began some 27 years ago. Amazon was only an idea, and it had no name. The question I was asked most frequently at that time was, “What’s the internet?” Blessedly, I haven’t had to explain that in a long while.

Today, we employ 1.3 million talented, dedicated people, serve hundreds of millions of customers and businesses, and are widely recognized as one of the most successful companies in the world.

How did that happen? Invention. Invention is the root of our success. We’ve done crazy things together, and then made them normal. We pioneered customer reviews, 1-Click, personalized recommendations, Prime’s insanely-fast shipping, Just Walk Out shopping, the Climate Pledge, Kindle, Alexa, marketplace, infrastructure cloud computing, Career Choice, and much more. If you get it right, a few years after a surprising invention, the new thing has become normal. People yawn. And that yawn is the greatest compliment an inventor can receive.

I don’t know of another company with an invention track record as good as Amazon’s, and I believe we are at our most inventive right now. I hope you are as proud of our inventiveness as I am. I think you should be.

As Amazon became large, we decided to use our scale and scope to lead on important social issues. Two high-impact examples: our $15 minimum wage and the Climate Pledge. In both cases, we staked out leadership positions and then asked others to come along with us. In both cases, it’s working. Other large companies are coming our way. I hope you’re proud of that as well.

I find my work meaningful and fun. I get to work with the smartest, most talented, most ingenious teammates. When times have been good, you’ve been humble. When times have been tough, you’ve been strong and supportive, and we’ve made each other laugh. It is a joy to work on this team.

As much as I still tap dance into the office, I’m excited about this transition. Millions of customers depend on us for our services, and more than a million employees depend on us for their livelihoods. Being the CEO of Amazon is a deep responsibility, and it’s consuming. When you have a responsibility like that, it’s hard to put attention on anything else. As Exec Chair I will stay engaged in important Amazon initiatives but also have the time and energy I need to focus on the Day 1 Fund, the Bezos Earth Fund, Blue Origin, The Washington Post, and my other passions. I’ve never had more energy, and this isn’t about retiring. I’m super passionate about the impact I think these organizations can have.

Amazon couldn’t be better positioned for the future. We are firing on all cylinders, just as the world needs us to. We have things in the pipeline that will continue to astonish. We serve individuals and enterprises, and we’ve pioneered two complete industries and a whole new class of devices. We are leaders in areas as varied as machine learning and logistics, and if an Amazonian’s idea requires yet another new institutional skill, we’re flexible enough and patient enough to learn it.

Keep inventing, and don’t despair when at first the idea looks crazy. Remember to wander. Let curiosity be your compass. It remains Day 1.

Jeff

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