Do I need Weekly Staff Meetings ? - How do I keep them relevant ?
I don't do Weekly meetings with my Sub-Unit directs.
I have 6 Direct reports.
1 - Computer Support Tech
1 - Professional
2 - Paraprofessionals that do Technical work
2 - Paraprofessionals that do front-line routine technical work
We have a whole department of around 20 people. My Direct Manager has large weekly meetings for general staff communications.
For my small unit (7 people) there would be little to discuss as a group in a weekly meeting.
General staff news is covered at our Departmental Weekly meetings.
Project reports are done at the Departmental Weekly meetings.
Most of my staff does routine work on a daily basis or work directly with me on projects on a continuous basis.
I can see the value of doing One-on-Ones for each of my staff. Yet, I am concerned that if I have weekly staff meetings that I will have very little to say and my Directs will have very little to report.
My concern is that they will report - "I fixed 10 computers this week" or "We filled 45 article requests this week." And yes, I know they completed everything they had to do.
Were I to force the issue of weekly meetings, how can I structure them to be useful for my unit ? Not redundant to the Departmental Meetings, and Not irrelevant to half my Unit staff.
Any ideas ? Thanks