work situation that required you to really listen and display compassion
to a co worker who was telling you about a sensitive situation
Whilst working for an educational organization, I had
noticed, a colleague and member of staff, was not behaving in an attentive
manner, in various meetings, during the week. At the close of business,
I asked the colleague to remain in the office, for a short while, so
I could discuss a work topic.
I expressed my concerns, and offered the colleague to
take some days off if he requested, to rest. He then informed me, of
a breakdown in his personal relationship. We then spoke at length, and
discussed the problems, and his role in the office. I decided, it was
in his best interest to take some time to try and resolve his personal
problems, and that his work load would be shared amongst his colleagues
and the team.
He was pleased with my role, in facilitating his much
needed time away from the office and I assured him that the conversation
would remain confidential.