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Fake Funerals to Improve Morale?

Want to improve employee morale? Make them attend their own faker funeral. Yep, you heard that right. According to the report, "South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates in the world, and workers often report feeling stressed. So in order to make people appreciate life, some companies are making employees take part in their own pretend funerals." The employees sit next to a coffin and write out letters to loved ones, then hug a picture of themselves, and then lie down in the coffin. A person dressed in all black, symbolizing the Angel of Death, then comes and shuts the coffins—"Enclosed in darkness, the employees reflect on the meaning of life." The article says this is a "bonding exercise designed to teach them to value life."

Possible Preaching Angle:

Hum, this is a little weird, and I think it might decrease rather than increase morale. But on the other hand, Benedict, that 6th century monk who wrote his famous "Rule," used to say that we should ponder our death at least once a day.


Stephen Evans, “The employees shut inside coffins,” BBC (12-14-15)

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