Working in a company where management is a marginal activity and ALL resources have a primary role to be 80% utilized (~ any day where you can bill you should using the 2080 rule)
Working in a company where geography and utilization mean that I have never met one of my reports and I see most of the others so in frequently as to be never (never met my report in Melbourne, based in Bangkok but have spent the last 4 months in Jakarta). This has a two fold problem of lack of proximity and a time zone swing of 4 hours.
Working in a culture where natural sharing with your boss is not normal
Q: has anybody successfully applied O3's in such an environment? what did you do and how
I have tried to "sell" the idea, distributed MT's O3 template to be used and set up recurring meetings. The first 3 weeks went well and then I got sent to Jakarta. The project is intense and meetings are not planned so often get called to an executive or working level meeting with colleagues/vendors with ~30 minutes notice. This means my personal commitment to always hit the same time is often compromised.