Occasionally crying at work is normal—and can sometimes indicate an honest work culture. But there are some best practices to follow when dealing with a coworker’s tears, and risks to a culture that shuns crying, according to a story by Lizzy Hill, for Fast Company.
About eight in 10 people have shed tears at the office, according to a recent survey of just over 3,000 people from Monster.com.
- 19% of criers sobbed over personal issues,
- 45% blamed tears on bosses and coworkers,
- 16% blamed their workloads, and
- 13% cited workplace bullying.
Why is crying at work often frowned upon? Perhaps it is the “tyranny of positivity” in today’s workplaces. Read the story at FastCompany.com.