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Empathize with a grieving employee by mentioning the positive effect the deceased person had on your staffer. When tennis star James Blake’s much-loved father passed away, the most meaningful words he heard from anyone were, “Your dad did such a good job raising you.” Consider adopting these words when the occasion arises.
—Adapted from Breaking Back, James Blake, Harper Collins.
The death of an employee needs to be communicated within the workplace promptly and with sensitivity to the emotional toll that such news has on those receiving it. Many questions arise for managers and employees about how to make these announcements....Click here to find out more.