Grief in the Workplace by R. Glenn Kelly
- Feb. 20, 2019
-- Every year in America, organizations lose over $100 billion in revenue due to the hidden costs of grief in the workplace. According to the American Hospice Foundation, over 4 million employees will experience the death of a loved one, and at any one time, 25% of employees in any organization can be experiencing the emotional impacts of grief.
R. Glenn Kelly is a published author of grief support books, a public speaker, periodical writer, and bereaved father. After losing his sixteen-year-
old son and only child to a rare heart defect, he authored his first of four books; Sometimes I Cry in the Shower. He has provided multiple Keynote addresses or workshop presentations for numerous non-profit bereavement support organizations, and has also been the Keynote Speaker for two consecutive years at the headquarters of Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia, for annual support gatherings of bereaved employees from around the globe. He has discussed grief on CBS Television, Trinity Broadcast Network, and New York Public Television, as well as on multiple radio programs, webinars/podcasts, and live stream events. Ron has also spoken publicly at businesses, universities, hospitals, churches, Rotary Clubs and other civic organizations. He served on the Board of Advisors at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN, as well as a National Board of Directors member for multiple national bereavement support organizations.
Grief in the Workplace is specifically targeted at business owners, organizational principals, managing executives, human resource personnel, and front-line supervision. It is not intended to be provided directly to employees or other business-related associates who are experiencing grief from a family death or personal crisis.The business entities targeted in this publication include for-profit and non-profit organizations, federal, state, or local government agencies, as well as associations and civic groups. While the for-profit business model typically focuses on maximizing profits, all other organizational structures generally share the same goal of taking in revenue and minimizing costs. Therefore, the responsibilities of sound business stewardship fall equally on the leaders of every organizational framework. Grief will come to work, and those leaders charged with overseeing the bereaved employee should possess the awareness and understanding found in Grief in the Workplace. Doing so will not just mitigate the potential for productivity and revenue loss, but compassionately support the employee, as well as the community.
Contact R. Glenn at rglennkelly@
rglennkelly.com, or (662)420.1293. Visit http://www.rglennkelly.com
to find out more about grief in the workplace and to learn more about the Workforce Capital Recovery Program Leadership Seminars. These interactive workshops coach business leaders in effectively and compassionately managing the bereaved employee who has experienced the profound loss of a loved one.