I currently work in an IT support role for a school in the UK and I only have 1 direct. We work in the same room about 6 feet from each other and we constantly discuss problems, issues, etc that we encounter. I am technically his direct line manager although we operate very much like peers (is that in itself a sign of poor management??). I've been his manager for about 2.5 years and because of our working environment we have become good friends. However, I have only started working on my own professional development fairly recently and so my question is whether or not I need to holding O3 sessions with him? I understand the theory and usefulness of regular O3's, so I would like to know their applicability to my scenario or whether scheduled meetings would be overkill.
Any advice appreciated. Thanks.