Bite the bullet
I've decided to take the plunge and get started with one on ones.
I've been listening to the podcasts for a while now and thinking along the lines of "once I know a bit more I will start" (DiSC profile anyone??) basically a bit of procastination. I wont be able to do O3's weekly as my directs work shifts so best I can hope for is three weeks in five.
I have around 15 people who should get these meetings, but so its not so daunting and because my structure allows me to, I've decided to start with 5 of them. So today I started to mention that I was revamping certain things we do and one of the things I was introducing was one on one meetings.
I am working on M&M's intro email with a few tweaks so I can introduce the idea of feedback at the same time. Its something we do very poorly and usually only when its bad feedback.
We have a daily debrief meeting which is usually a rambling affair. This is my first target with a fairly fixed agenda, a fixed start time and a fixed duration. Hopefully this will be a painless intoduction for everyone into the idea of change, and crisp meetings.
My target for the O3 email is Thursday 16th with a start date of Tuesday 29th May.
(There I've said it, made a commitment etc :) )
Wish me luck