When we experience trauma in our work environment, we could easily fall prey to allowing bitterness to infect our being. When we become consumed with bitterness we are unable to function at optimal level and find ourselves being alienated as a result of our negative attitude. Recognising that you are suffering from Post Traumatic Embitterment Disorder (PTED) is the first step in the right direction to healing and peace.
The Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdowns around the globe has put a spotlight on the need for empathy. Many have been able to display great empathy, while others have been struggling. I suspect that those organisations that have typically been bottom line driven, would have found it a lot more difficult to deal with the levels of empathy required in dealing with employees who suddenly had to go into a mini diaspora, while dealing with the inevitable bereavement that accompanied the virus as it wreaked havoc.