A Harvard Business Review article from March contains an excellent discussion about the value of having regular one-on-one meetings with your subordinates. Sometimes, when their calendar becomes over-filled, a manager could be tempted to temporarily or permanently stop having one-on-one meetings with their subordinates. This has many consequences, however, and this article explains why this is not a good idea. Cutting regular one-on-one meetings can create larger communication problems than one might expect, and send the message to subordinates that they are not important to you – a factor that can have huge and difficult to quantify costs. I won’t write more here as I feel the article is good enough to simply share with you. I will add analysis later, possibly in response to your comments.
Thanks for reading — Tim