When something comes to an end, it can either end well or end badly. Especially if it is the ending of a relationship, especially a long term one that has been heavily invested in. This author writes about how to finesse a ending of a company or company merger. One important thing to keep in mind is the perspective of the other person or other company. You need to not trod over the rights that that company might have, just as you want to have the rights that you enjoy.
- We know that one of the key features of a successful ending is that the person being “ended” is allowed to save face.
- If something as petty as the coffee money can become a source of irritation in a corporate takeover, imagine how people feel when they have important relationships taken away.
- Whether it’s guilt or impatience that leads you to want to pull the plug on the relationship as quickly as possible, other people involved need to be able to let you know how they feel.
“It is possible to negotiate an ending without leaving a path of destruction in your wake. Be willing to listen and acknowledge the other person’s feelings of loss, and you can both emerge open to new and more fulfilling opportunities as you move on to your future relationships.”