Grief and the Workplace

Hazen, Mary Ann
August 2008
Academy of Management Perspectives;Aug2008, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p78
Academic Journal
The purpose of this paper is to increase understanding about grief and its possible effects in the workplace. I describe approaches that psychologists and social scientists take to understand the grieving process from the point of view of the griever, look at how work organizations respond to grieving employees, show how members of organizations collude in the denial of grief or cooperate to support healing from loss, indicate how work itself can help a person heal from a loss, and suggest ways that managers can respond to grieving employees when organization policies and practices support them in doing so.


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