I know what the guys say about weekly 1:1s and I implemented them with success when I had a team of 6 directs. I just listened to part 1 of the latest podcast but I'm still wondering what's best for my specific situation.
For the last year or so I've had a team of 15 directs that are all remote (as I am as well). The team works mostly regular business hours but frequently they have nights and weekends when they're working as well. I've typically allowed (encouraged) "compensation time" for the time they put into nights/weekends.
Since my team grew to 15 I slide back into old bad habits and did the basic 1 hour monthly 1:1 which isn't accomplishing what I loved about weekly 1:1s - namely the feeling of being much better connected with members of the team (and they with me).
Unfortunately given the number of directs, the travel time I need to take and the volume of other internal and external meetings I'm in, I just can't see being able to consistently pull off 15 1:1s each week.
Given my situation, what's the collective guidance here on doing 1:1s every OTHER week with my team?