we are a small company with about 100 employees. Our department consists of three people. Our bus factor is as close to 1 as it can get. I know for certain, that a colleague will be leaving in october, but won't tell the company until midst of september.
How to prepare for the imminent impact?
I've taken the following steps:
- Prepare an job advertisment which can't go public until he informs the company
- Try to participate in his daily work/projekts which is not really possible, because management is expecting to deliver current projects
- Asking him to document everything, which does also not work, because he wants to finish his running projects for a good testimonial
Telling the management/company is not an option for me.