Resistance, fixed or rigid thinking, this may be a sign that people aren’t dealing with the frequency, depth, or pace of change well. During times of rapid change, often there is a need to exercise control over anything to ease the perceived loss of control in other areas.
Reactive behaviour, this can show up in team relations, irrationally and uncharacteristically reacting to otherwise ‘harmless’ questions or discussions. This is a byproduct of struggling with extreme stress and pressure along with the feeling of overwhelming uncertainty and loss of control.
Lower quality in output, loss of focus or motivation, this may be a warning sign of burn out and you should gently check in with this person to see if they’re ok
Needing more attention or handholding, now that most of us are being asked to work from home in isolation, the need for attention, solidarity, and contact is even greater. However, this often leads to more manager/ report 1:1s, taking already limited time and resources away from the work that urgently needs to be done
More quiet, sullen or withdrawn. Not everyone will actively ask for more attention, many will also withdraw and ‘suffer in silence’