There's no such thing as "leaving it at home"
The world is a dumpster fire and it's really fucking hard to concentrate on work that feels mundane. In HR, I think it should be our job to make it easier to talk about hard things. We have to recognize that there is no such thing as "leaving it at home." So, what are we doing to create space for people who are hurting? How are we creating more room to breathe?
One HR Manager who lives/works near Ferguson, MO told us that after the protests a few years ago, she went in to her company's lunch room and sat next to a sign that said "I'm here to listen if you want to talk." A small handful of people came to sit with her and talk. No, we're not therapists. But we can show some humanity to each other.
What are you doing to create space for your team this week?