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First off I am not a manager; I am what is commonly referred to in these forums as a DR.
A new manager has started in my organization and has not been particularly vocal or engaging with anyone. So you can imagine my surprise yesterday when I, and everyone else in my team, received an extremely long e-mail about upcoming one on ones.
At first I was taken by surprise and read the mail a few times through and though well, maybe this is a good step. A particular phrase in the mail just didn't resonate with me so I looked to the oracle of the internet (google) and typed it in, and was presented with, pretty much verbatim with the Manager Tools one-on-one sample e-mail.
How should I, as a direct report, address this??
I would honestly have valued 4-5 lines from the manger requesting a one on one and a broad outline, I and the rest of the team are now disappointed and he's only here three days.
Interested to hear feedback.