I am soliciting advice for helping my directs develop plans to improve their relationships with others in our organization.
A bit of background: I am 4 weeks into a new position leading a team of 6 Project Managers in an integrated marketing company. This is my 1st role with direct reports. I started O3s in week 2.
My team is comprised mostly of High Cs with a generous dash of S. Last week I asked my directs to list their 6-8 most important relationships in the agency. This week I am having them form plans to improve those relationships over time.
For some peer O3s are appropriate, for others more casual tactics, but I have met some resistance. Not to the idea of improving relationships, instead how to best go about it. 2 of my directs are pretty young and I think they are uncomfortable asking senior people for 1/2 an hour a week.
I look forward to your suggestions. Thanks in advance.