The choice is yours

Our website uses cookies. Some are essential for the website to operate, and others are for enhancing site navigation, analytics, or personalised marketing purposes.

We respect your privacy, so you can choose to ‘accept’ or ‘deny’ non-essential cookies, or you can customise your preferences here. View our cookie policy for more information.

Back to Blog

Working Through Grief

June 7, 2011
Kate's Club
Working Through Grief
Get the latest in your inbox.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

               Navigating life while dealing with the terminal illness or death of a loved one is complicated, especially when it involves the workplace. In Andrea Kay’s article for USA Today, she examines the disconnect between corporate policies and employee grief.

The article highlights ideas for bridging the gap as suggested by Joseph Nowinski that allows colleagues and co-workers to be part of a support network:

  • Train supervisors to support workers dealing with terminal illness.
  • Offer on-site support groups for employees in this situation.
  • Enact job sharing and flexible work hours to accommodate workers.
  • Create a system where employees can voluntarily help out co-workers in need of support.
  • Educate human resources personnel so they are another source of information and support.

Help be a part of the solution by encouraging your employer to acknowledge the importance of recognizing and appropriately dealing with grief.

Would you like to share your story? Please contact us at [email protected]


Related Posts

Awards ceremony to celebrate Glynn County children who are grieving

Watch Their Story

2024 Mourning Glory Gala Co-Chairs on Creating a Place for Grievers to Belong

Watch Their Story

Valentine’s Day: Tips for widows, widowers, and grieving people facing the day of love without yours

Watch Their Story
See All Posts