I am about to begin the process of one-on-ones and would like to know if anyone has been doing them on a bi-weekly basis. If so, I would like to hear your opinion about the effectiveness of this verses a weekly basis. Here is why.
Working in a municipal law enforcement agency, I have a rather uniquely different environment. Through a daily briefing/roll call, we have contact each day with our direct reports at the beginning of their shift. Additionally, these employees are call driven and seldom have ongoing projects; I plan to change this to some degree. Having been sold on one-on-ones by Mark and Mike, I am determined to have them bi-weekly at the least.
Any feedback regarding the bi-weekly meetings as well as using these tools in a public service oriented roll would be appreciated.
By the way, I have mentioned my intentions to a couple of my direct reports. The most common response received was that I would be the first boss in their career to do anything like it.