How to grieve at work

How to grieve at work



Your coworker received a phone call, her voice dropped from pleasant to distraught in seconds; there was a death in the family. She’s now back at the office after time off, typing at her keyboard. Do you leap to her side and cradle her in your bosom?

Summarize those moving posts by author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who wrote, “I want to choose life” after her husband died? Keep it professional with a quick condolence on the way to the printer? Or play dumb and act as if nothing happened?
Grief at the workplace can be uncomfortable. Conversations with coworkers tend to revolve around work and deadlines with a sprinkling of bon mots and light musings; suddenly it’s time to acknowledge a colleague’s deeply personal grief Read more…

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How to grieve at work