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The 2-page paper on bereavement leave gives you a point of departure for addressing the issue in your organization. There are no answers here, just really good questions. You need to develop an image of what happens the day that all of the critical people are busy grieving or at funerals.

Modern Bereavement:  The benefit that is rarely used is about to get used a lot.

 
This is the second in our series of small scenarios. The discontinuity taxes our human capital infrastructure in ways we never imagined. Bereavement leave, which people take for granted, assumes a random distribution of the benefit. No one ever imagined the case where everyone might need bereavement leave simultaneously.

There has been no such thing as bereavement planning. If there’s a budget for bereavement leave, it’s always based on ‘last year plus a little more to account for growth.’

The 2-page paper on bereavement leave gives you a point of departure for addressing the issue in your organization. There are no answers here, just really good questions. You need to develop an image of what happens the day that all of the critical people are busy grieving or at funerals.

As you think about bereavement, try to imagine the other places where the planning for a dramatic surge hasn’t happened. Knowing how to consider unanticipated consequences is a primary skill from now on. You need it to effectively manage AI, rapid business model shifts, environmental change, and political stability. Begin your practice with Bereavement leave.
 


 
This is the second issue of Small Scenarios. It’s about the role of bereavement leave during and after the Coronavirus pandemic.
 
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