It’s common in the aftermath of a traumatic event to feel relieved that we’re safe and then to feel guilty for wanting life to return to normal.
To a lesser degree, people can also suffer from survivor guilt after their colleagues are laid off. The confusion of feeling relieved while grieving can affect productivity, morale and trust. Team leaders who acknowledge these feelings and ask for suggestions on how to handle increased workloads can help restore equilibrium.
I invite you to be aware of and accept feelings of loss and then to make a conscious decision to follow the Parisian example and carry on.