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How to Make Grief and Loss Suck Less in the Workplace
The Dinner Party is a community of over 5,000 people and organizations in over 145 cities transforming life after loss from an isolating experience into one marked by community support, candid conversation, and forward movement. Buzzfeed named The Dinner Party the #1 thing to do when grieving. A consistent theme heard around The Dinner Party table is how going back to work following a loss can be one of two polarities -- either work becomes an anchoring community, and a place for forward motion or, yet more often, going back to work is deeply challenging and overall compounds the feeling of isolation and overwhelm that can come with grief. We believe it can be the former in all workplaces. In this interactive session, we’ll debunk taboos and myths about grief and loss, and share simple ways to “Be There” for your friends, colleagues, and employees in times of loss.