Posted on 26th October 2021
Employees who are grieving may be struggling to concentrate, they might be tired, listless, weary, or bereft. Their productivity levels may be significantly reduced at a cost to the business.
The other concern is that they might be ‘keeping busy’ as a distraction from their feelings and throwing themselves into overdrive at work, which could lead to burnout.
If your organisation doesn’t address grief, then you need to limit your expectations of your grieving colleagues by not assuming that they will be able to perform at the same level.