Hi All -
I'm looking for some advice as to the appropriate length of the one-on-ones I've just started having with my team, wondering whether 60 minutes per direct is too long. I can and am happy to invest the time, but I'm used to having 30 minute O3s, per the podcast(s) and the Manager Tools form/template.
However, this new team I'm now running has an extensive amount of "opportunities". While there's some of that on the personnel development side, the vast majority is due to a real mess on the desks - folks only know portions of what they should be doing, what they are doing is vastly inefficient in many cases, and they don't understand why they're doing certain key tasks. You may surmised this, but there's been a large amount of turnover (including the former occupant of my role) in a small group/company, where much knowledge has vanished.
With that background, is it appropriate - at least for some initial period of time - to have longer O3s in order to devote a portion of the time to investigating/repairing the knowledge gaps / reviewing improvement & documentation steps, etc.? My gut feel is yes, but I'd certainly welcome any feedback!