I have had a very good experience with using O3s in the past, with both direct reports and non-directs. I am about to start PMO3s and would appreciate any comments on the two questions below.
1) I am consultant PM in a department where I task out work and people report to me, but I do not write their reviews and they are not my directs. Does anyone have experience in this area?
2) The location of my PMO3s is to be my cubicle, but I am adjacent to some key people in my team's chain of command, so I think that may make folks less likely to share. Also, on occasion you can hear a pin drop in this office. I really prefer my desk for O3s and don't want to grab an ad hoc conference room for every O3, but it is just not as private as I would like.
Any comments or past experiences will be appreciated!