Death, Loss, and Grief

Those three little words are fundamental to life; every single person will experience them. They bring us closer together with common bonds than anything else. Yet, they are the most uncomfortable thing to talk about in the workplace.

 

Why is that? 

 

Historically, it was expected that grief and sadness be left at home while one was at work. As we all know, that just isn't the case in the modern workplace.

In fact, the best we've been able to do is hide it from plain view. We've cloaked it in busy work, staying late, over-working or missing work, disguising it in anger, burying it in alcoholism or food...but no matter which way we chose to hide it from view,

 

We've managed it the same.

 

It's time to take an in-depth look at how we've been mismanaging grief and the simple things we can start doing today to improve the lives of our employees and culture.

Grief doesn't have to be an uncomfortable subject. We can learn to support one another, and with just a little effort here and there, we can collectively save billions of dollars.

Hello,

I'm glad you're here. 

 

I've been a student of grief now for years. As part of my growth, I do a lot of reading, studying, speaking, and most importantly listening. I've had the privilege of talking to all kinds of people from all kinds of places in all kinds of jobs.

 

I've heard stories of heartbreak from CEOs and from line-workers, and I've also seen what happens when people within a company come together to support their employees through difficult times.

 

I've read about and talked to employees at all levels who were supported the entire way by their management, and I've listened to those who have been told terrible things by well-meaning people, who have gone through massive life events unsupported by those around them. 

 

The more that I researched, the more books I read on grief, and the more counselors, therapists, and business coaches I got to learn from, the more I realized that this needed to be more available, bite-sized, and easier to access.

 

I've assembled this information for you in a way such that anyone (and I mean anyone in your organization) can easily follow along, learn, and know what to do and say to support a grieving person. 

Grief Resources

Prepare your workplace for grief before you need it.

Things to NEVER Say

Let's talk about some things that we should never say to a colleague at work who has just had a loss.

Crisis Management

Tune into our webinar to learn things you can do right now to support your employees.

Personal Improvements

Knowing how to support others in grief will help in all areas of your life.

On-Site Workshops

Hire us to come talk to your entire management team about the things they don't want to talk about. 

Numbers Speak

(they also sing)

$100+ Billion

Annual lost revenue due to grief and trauma that enters into the workplace.

$225+ Billion

Absenteeism costs about $1,685 per employee.

1 out of 5

Each year, about 20% of your employees will experience a loss event.

100%

Each lifetime, all of us will die, experience loss, and grieve.

1 out of 3

People are grieving a Coronavirus related loss.

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Grief doesn't have to be an uncomfortable subject. We can learn to support one another, and with just a little effort here and there, we can collectively save billions of dollars.