The unpredictable occasion of death will affect every workplace at some point, and no organization, regardless of size, is exempt from its impact. Employees spend the majority of their awake time with coworkers developing personal and professional relationships, and when a death occurs the sympathetic care and concern take on a personal nature with an emotional and financial impact to the business. Adding grief education and coaching support to your professional development training plan is the one investment that delivers and fosters a grief sensitive and compassionate workplace culture.
Whether managing a traditional, hybrid, or remote work setting, one thing is constant… the effects of grief will directly or indirectly cross the threshold and penetrate employee morale and productivity. Do you know how to respectfully honor an employee’s grief and communicate support in a compassionate and grief friendly manner? Do employees and teams feel supported when grieving a loss? Do you know what is best and worst to say to a grieving employee? Are you aware of the unspoken impact of grief in the workplace? Do you know the grief-related costs to your company’s bottom line?
We applaud the much needed progress in advancing bereavement leave for grieving employees, but Dora Carpenter asks, "Are you comfortable in handling the 'human response' before and after that colleague returns to the office? Are you aware of the effects of one employee’s grief on the team?" Whether a CEO or a blue collar worker, when grieving the loss of a loved one, you are simply a human being with a broken heart, and that broken heart can overtake the heart of your entire organization. Whether three days or three weeks away from work due to a loss, the grief is ever present and can’t be turned off like a light switch when an employee returns and is expected to perform as a fully functioning worker.
We are pleased to now offer our Self-Directed Online From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program. No need to travel or miss time away from the office. Certification program is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).