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  • Writer's pictureFletcher Consulting

Leading with empathy: How to hold workplace conversations through stress and trauma

"The average full-time employee in the United States works 47 hours per week according to a 2014 Gallup poll. What’s more, technology has increasingly blurred the lines between our work and personal life, especially as more workplaces implement remote work in response to COVID-19.

Yet in many workplaces, leaving your personal life behind remains a core expectation of professionalism. The absurdity of this expectation is perfectly expressed by Shenequa Golding in her recent article Maintaining Professionalism in the Age of Black Death…is a lot, “I just witnessed the lynching of a black man, but don’t worry Ted, I’ll have those deliverables to you end of day.”

If your organization is considering hosting a conversation to support employees in the workplace, here are some things to consider. Find the full article and toolkit here:"


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