My team member quit today and refuses to give me the reason
August 18,2023 at 11:57AM UTC (Edited)
Today, my team member announced her resignation, and when asked the reason why, she refused to tell me. She simply said “It’s me” and did not elaborate. It was very clear that she was holding something back.
When I asked her if there was any problem with me or anyone else in the organization, she didn’t answer and again said that it is her and that is why she is quitting.
I want to know the reason why so I can do things differently the next time. This is the first time I have taken on a managerial position, and I want to know if I did anything wrong. I did my best to make her comfortable, explained everything to her, and was supportive of her. She is good at her job but there were times when the work she produced was not up to the mark and I let her know but without any aggression. I made sure of that. In fact, my managers said that I was too soft on her.
She has been in the role for only two months and has quit without a job in hand and is open to doing anything after this job.
She apparently felt this way for over a month (she said this during the meeting) and didn’t say anything. She is a very quiet person and does not mingle a lot with our coworkers (I let her be because her work is good and I didn’t want to force her to be someone she isn’t). I felt that with time, she will find her footing in the office..
My managers and I are perplexed. We would like to know what went wrong so we can make changes here, if necessary.
How do I approach her about this?
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