Here is an idea for Mike and Mark to cover.
What do they think about the attendance at funerals and memorial services for Executives, Managers and Directs.
This comes up from time to time at my workplace.
How close should we be before we should consider ourselves obliged to go ?
How much direct contact with the deceased ? Weekly meetings, monthly, annually ?
Two or three skip levels away - up or down ?
Being seen as supportive to the organization and the family is a good thing. Yet, is it seen as an insincere gesture if there is obviously only a thin connection ?
At what point is it considered an imposition on the close friends and family ?
I think you get the point.
I just thought it would be an interesting topic to explore with the guys who know.