Let your people grieve

Leaders and employers, I’d encourage you to do your best to treat those you lead as grieving people.

They are.

While I understand that the business must go on, it’s also critical that you realize that this is not business as usual (albeit from a different location).

Be careful–at least in these earliest of days–to do all you can to avoid adding to the stress and grief they’re already experiencing. This investment in the near term will pay off in the long term.

Read more from Harvard Business Review.

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