How to Quit Your Job Without Burning Bridges

So you’ve decided to resign. Whether it be because you’re unhappy or because you’ve found another position that better aligns with your evolving skills, you’ll need to tell your current employer. The average worker today stays at a job for 4.6 years, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “People are more accustomed to the comings and goings of colleagues than in the past.” But what is the right approach? Who should you tell first? How much notice should you give? And how honest should you be about your reasons for leaving?

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Ted Talks: What Motivates us at Work More Than Money?

When you look carefully at the way people work, you find out there’s a lot more at play – and at stake – than money. Evidence provided by Ted Talks Speaker, Dan Ariely, shows that we are also driven by the meaningfulness of our work, by others’ acknowledgement – and by the amount of effort we’ve put in: the harder the task is, the prouder we are.

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