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The reasons for taking three steps back and bowing in different directions after one's personal Shemoneh Esreh and for the Chazan towards the end of Kaddish Tiskabbel are provided by poskim (see sources cited in this answer and in this one).

What I don't understand however, is the why these conducts are practiced during Kaddish Yasom and Kaddish D'rabbanan (as well as Kaddish at a graveside/siyum), as we are not "taking leave" of God after these Kaddishim, nor do the Kaddishim correspond with the Tamid offerings?

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