More than $75 billion is lost by businesses large and small, due to their ineffective awareness of and reaction to the grief events that affect the lives of the employees and executives who make up their companies.
“When your heart is broken, your head doesn’t work right” says the Grief Recovery Institute’s co-director. He advocates that businesses offer more grief counseling, longer bereavement leaves and more education on the topic.
More then 25,000 grieving people were interviewed and almost all said their job performance was affected. A realization about workplaces:
There is always grief somewhere in the room. Companies have to deal with it. There are no winners in grief, but at least the company with a heart can prevent further compounding of inevitable losses, by leading with the heart, not its pocketbook.