I LOVE the idea of one-on-ones. I am a firm believer in the principle that "it's all about the people (and their behaviours)", but I have two questions for you, to which I would really appreciate your responses:
1. My 'team' lasts only as long as the project I have been assigned - between 3 and 6 months. They are allocated from a 'pool' to perform specific tasks and the project team is then disbanded and the people move on to other projects. This type of resource management technique could probably be the subject of a podcast in itself, but my question is, under this structure is it still worthwhile doing the one-on-ones you describe?
2. A large part of the team comprises contract staff. Admittedly, some of them have been around longer than some of the permanent staff, but they are still 'temporary staff'. Should I be including them in the weekly one-on-ones? My instinct says Yes.
As an idea for a future show, I'd like to hear your views on the concepts of "resource pooling" as mentioned above as opposed to permanent teams, Professional Practice Managers (PPMs) and Practices in general.