I was this week told by my HR manager and another peer that I should stop doing O3s for my 6 directs as they believe them to be "non-value adding" and showing that I am not "empowering" my team to make decisions on their own. They are slowing the team down and stopping us from solving urgent issues in the plant.
I was also told to stop our weekly staff meeting for the same reason.
How do I respond to this?
What am I doing wrong with my O3s and Staff meeting that others see them as "wrong"
Can anyone give me some guidance on how to measure the success of the O3s and staff meetings so that I can show their value?
I have been doing O3s for all of my team of engineers for 18months. I have listened to all the casts and I am sure that I am doing them right. the O3s are by the book: weekly pre scheduled at a fixed time on everyones calendar. I try to follow the 15 min for them and 15 mins for me agenda. occasionally we go over time but generally we stay on track.
I have a 75% success rate of on time as scheduled for all my directs (i.e. 75% of the time we meet as scheduled). the rest of the time we are working on urgent issues or one of us is travelling and uncontactable.
Durring the O3s their 15 mins are for them and mostly they talk about the projects they are working on but we have talked about all issues under the sun. My 15 mins are spend working thought their development plans, coaching on issues or getting feedback on specific issues.
Our staff meeting is weekly with the extended team (8 engineers from 3 sub teams). I take 20 mins doing the waterfall of stuff from the monthly leadership team meetings, meetings with my peers, audit results and plant performance results. we then spend the remaining 80 mins of 10 mins each for them to review what they did in the week gone, what they are woking on this week coming, what they need help with and what they have heard around the business that others need to know about. we then review our key activities and who is on leave or travelling.
I thought that these were really adding a lot of value and keeping us on the same page but alas some important and influential people in the business seem to disagree.
Thanks for your help.