Death in the Workplace
When someone you work with dies
Different employees, different reactions
The role management plays
Ways to cope
Many people spend more time at their job, and with their co-workers, than they do with their families (at least when they’re awake). People who work together can form close bonds of friendship and community. Often, employers and employees describe themselves as a “family.” Therefore when a co-worker dies, the loss can have a profound impact on the other employees because they’ve lost one of their own.
A Work “Family”
Employees don’t have to be close to be impacted. People who work at the same business usually have their work lives intertwined. They work in departments or teams. ...