Whether you are leaving the organization voluntarily - or even if have been asked to do so- you need to serve your
notice period which is a policy at every company. Whatever be the reason for your exit, you need to serve your notice period just like every other employee.
Don't consider it as a relaxing time in the organization, because it is a period where you can wrap up all your pending responsibilities, and try to maintain good relations with your colleagues on a parting note. Instead of using this term as a relaxed downtime, you can do a few things to leave a striking last impression on your colleagues and superiors. Here's how:
Request some time off from your present boss’ time and ask for his time out. Talk to your boss about your general career goals and feedback on the time spent in the present job.
Give a thorough handover:
Whether you've worked solo or in a team, a proper handover of company equipment is necessary. Complete all the pending work allotted to you before leaving. If done properly, you will be viewed as a responsible person.
Continue being professional and work like you used to:
It is important to behave respectfully while serving your notice period as you're still in employment. Preserve a good relationship to obtain references instead of engaging in conflicts. Get connected with the colleagues on the social platform like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc to be in touch later.
Clear all documents:
Get a clearance certificate from all stakeholders. Let the HR and payroll head know about your notice period so that they get enough time to work on your full and final settlement. Transfer all your personal contacts and data from your office computer to your own device. Make sure you collect records of documents like payslips, certificates of appreciation (if any), etc from your HR before you exit so that your final settlement is free of faults.
Effective utilization of time:
You might have a job offer in your hand or you may be leaving your current employment for other reasons but you really need to use your spare time to try and get something better at what you are lacking for your profession.
Practice these during your notice period and you'll leave a mark on your organization even after you have moved on.