I'm taking on a completely new role starting next week. In a very short time, I have to prep myself for a management role that I have absolutely no experience in. Despite being a very small team, I have two very senior & experience Individual Contributors reporting to me; one of which was an ex-Senior-Mgr of a different organization. Now, that's very tricky already for a newbie like myself!
While I plan out on my First-90-days, having bi-weekly O3s is definitely on the list. Is there a preferred "time" for O3s? I imagined it would be good to have it at the beginning of the week so that the question "How can I be of most help" would make sense. But I fear it's too early in the week for them to feel like opening up. Mid-week seems possible too but would my subordinates think that I'm taking up their precious productive time? End of the week is where most would have wound down (i assume).
So, is there any best practice? Or, I just give them a week to decide which day works for them?