We've recently re-organized around product lines where we used to be matrix organization. I did another job for the last 9 months but am back to managing with a team of 17. I've noticed none of the other managers do staff meetings - many don't do 03's either. They have project meetings run by the project manager but those are project related with people there who are not on the manager's staff like the Product Manager, technical support, etc.
I'm starting 03's. I'm thinking about a bi-weekly or monthly staff meeting. A lot of the work is around projects. But it seems that without a staff meeting there is no way to talk about other things in the company, get group feedback, strategic ideas, etc.
I mentioned this to another manager and got a look like I had 2 heads! Technical people don't like meetings but I think we're missing something without doing this. Thoughts?