Real leaders don’t want former employees to fade into the past.

You know the drill. A worker moves on from a company for various reasons with a meh attitude from management, there’s a little blip in operations as their replacement gets the hang of things, and the original worker dissolves into the time-space continuum.

What a lousy script for conditioning everyone to see themselves as disposable.

Graph database management company Neo4j isn’t having it.

Celebrating every exit

In the quest to help workers see the enormous value they have as contributors and more generally as individuals, Neo4j has made it part of their mission and culture to make a huge, positive deal out of it when employees walk out the door. Every departure is announced with the same rigor you’d see for a new hire, and the entire team is encouraged to reach out to connect with the person leaving.

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