Hi, I find that my One on Ones tend to be very short. To explain better, the first 10 minutes tend to be up to 2 for most of my directs. I have tried asking questions like "what was your last week like?".
Also, I generally never get any really personal information for anyone.
To give some background, I am an IT team manager with 6 directs in a virtual team (EU & US). I do my 03s in a separate room (we have a room for IT use and also we have one team member who finds it difficult not to listen to others' conversations - no, I have not given him feedback on this as I think I must not discourage him from having natural curiosity and interest in the rest of the team), therefore I do not think it is a question of opening their private world in a "non-public yet not private" session.
Do you have any guidance? I appreciate any and all comments you may have.