I work for a large office supply chain and I am a low level manager within the company (my position would be similar to a senior department manager). I think using one-on-ones and weekly staff meetings sounds like it would benefit my area of responsibility greatly. One problem...I am not allowed to do them. Our labor hours are always tight and I'm always needed on the floor. So, because I'm always needed on the floor, I can't come off to do the one-on-ones. And, because labor's tight, I can't have everyone come in for a weekly meeting.