I am curious as to the thoughts of manager tools members with regard to supervision and one-on-ones.
In the social welfare field supervision is common practice and in essence this supervision can look very similar to one-on-ones as described by Mark and Mike. Supervision was historically oriented towards clinical case support and guidance, however more recently has been understood in a more comprehensive manner.
While the clinical component is still integral for frontline practitioners such as psychologists, counsellers, family workers, social workers etc, people like the late Tony Morisson have encouraged a policy shift for supervision to also include functions of management, development, support and mediation.
For five years I have been receiving and providing supervision, and while many organisations struggle to uphold their commitments toward supervision, it is nonetheless a relatively regular feature across the sector.
As a result of the MT recommendations on one-on-ones, I have shifted my supervision to weekly instead of fortnightly.
Perhaps this is something that certain parts of the not for profit sector can bring to the private sector, I don't know; but I am interested to know what others think of this, and if anyone else from this sector has wondered the same thing.