I have used One on Ones sporadically and think they are great but I am no longer sure as to how appropriate they are to my business.
My business model has changed where I no longer have direct employees but rather joint venture partners who develop and create their own business under the umbrella of my company and legal authorisation (UK Financial Services Authority). I provide them with a full training in my profession and the entire back office support. The plan is that they will in turn become equity partners in the company.
The goal for each partner is autonomy over the level and scale of business they produce as such I am not really their superior, but rather a coach/mentor/visionary of the entire business.
My thinking is that I use One on Ones until the partners are fully autonomous and then I can integrate them into partner meetings. My concern a is that at that point the partners are an equal and may not appreciate the input from myself which may appear as coming from on high.
Your thoughts and wisdom is appreciated.