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How To Console A Coworker In Mourning

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It can be difficult to know how to offer comfort and support to a coworker who has experienced the loss of a loved one. You want to be there for them, but you don’t want to push them to put their grief on display. When in doubt, show your support. They’ll appreciate your consideration.

Start by talking to HR about what’s going on. They can help by providing guidance on remembrance gifts such as what types of flowers to send, or how to make a donation in their loved one’s name. Or, if you’re close to the person who’s experiencing a loss, attending the services is always a kind gesture of support. You can also join together with other colleagues to send a gift to express your condolences.

Our sympathy support team at 1-800-Flowers will help you decide whether to send flowers, a food basket, a sentimental keepsake, or something else altogether. Remember, the important thing is to let someone who is grieving know that you’re there for them. And what better way to do that than with a gift from the heart?

John Tesh is a 6-time Emmy winning musician, TV and Radio broadcaster. He broadcasts the Intelligence for Your Life radio and TV shows speaking about topics including Health, Love, Sleep, Workplace and Pets.