Before you begin, I want to stress that typically I discuss business-related concepts. I'm a firm believer that we cannot separate the employee from the person. When the person is experiencing issues whether at work or at home, it will have an impact on the workplace. "Leave it at the door" is an unrealistic expectation. The better we get about creating a safe and open dialogue about events happening in people's lives, the better we will be at providing proper support and resources which will create an environment with high employee morale and productivity.