Giving comfort to grieving colleagues
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How to Manage a Grieving Team Member Dealing With Grief at Work
Seeing a team member or colleague in distress can prompt a range of emotions in us. We likely feel genuine sympathy, but might feel awkward or embarrassed about offering comfort.

Profound loss can have a huge impact on someone's behavior and performance. You can explore practical ways to offer support with our articles, How to Manage a Grieving Team Member and Coping With Loss in a Virtual Team.

Demonstrating empathy and understanding is key, and you can learn how to develop these traits with our article, Emotional Intelligence.

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Learn how to manage your remote workers effectively in sad times.

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Find out how to develop strong "people skills," to better understand the emotional needs of others.

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A Final Note

People deal with grief in different ways, but chances are they all feel deep sorrow and emotional distress. Dealing with emotional team members can be difficult, but it boils down to demonstrating the very human attributes of compassion, understanding and patience.

Your next issue of the Mind Tools newsletter will be delivered on Tuesday, March 27, when you can find out how to make better decisions about pricing, by exploring the relationship between supply and demand.

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