People who describe their workplace as “emotionally non-supportive” are 2.4 times more likely to die according to research out of Tel Aviv University, which is all the read you need to make your work environment a positive one. Jan Fletch offers five ways to help. Pay attention to body language for clues on how workers really feel. Provide privacy in talking with particularly emotional workers, and invite someone from HR to assist you if it can facilitate the discussion. Do not allow for gossip, and when disasters or tragedy strikes the workplace, make your sympathy apparent. And finally, practice engaged listening, where you give undivided attention and make an honest effort to act upon what is discussed. That ought to help your employee life spans at least a bit.