As a brief introduction, I'm a relatively new manager (1 1/2 years in current position), have 12 direct reports all of whom I had previously worked with under a different supervisor. I've been listening to the podcasts and have taken some great ideas from it. Two general questions I have that I was hoping for comments on before I proceed.
1. Implementing these practices (one-on-ones, structured staff meetings) will be an obvious change in from the way the dept was run under my and the previous managers supervision. Is there a good way to explain this to my staff?
2. I wish my director would work this way (we don't have regular staff or one on one meetings). How do I explain this to her without being insulting (for lack of a better word).
Thanks in advance for the input