[I saw the related topic, https://www.manager-tools.com/forums/when-direct-passes-away, but I think this one deserves its own topic.]
I have a direct report whose wiife recently passed away after a battle with cancer. Understandably I have been going very easy on him, cutting him as much slack as I can.
He has missed a couple of our O3s due to oversleeping (he says he has been having trouble sleeping at night, so this is understandable). I have rescheduled them, telling him not to worry about it.
I know he is seeing a grief counsellor, which is good. They had no kids, and he has no family nearby, which is probably a bad thing. He and another one of my directs are pretty good friends, and I know that my other direct has made sure to visit after work hours from time to time.
My question to the group: have you been in this situation before, and if so, how long before I should start asking more of him again? I'm genuinely curious--I'm not a High D, so it's not like I think everyone should just pick up where they left off as if nothing happened (to the High Ds our there--no offence!). I realize that everyone is different and everyone has their own needs in order to grieve and move on.