I am part of a young accounting team for a large international Bank/Custodian. The organizational structure of our team is interesting to begin with. We have an officer who I report in to and who a 'manager' reports in to. My title is supervisor; I do not report into the manager. We have a team of 8 who reports directly into the 'manager'. The manager is technically sound, but has poor relationship management skills, and I have been trying to coach her and encourage her to utilize many of the Basic tools here. She is too shy and slightly awkward and many of her direct reports over the past two years have quit or become disgruntled. I have recently come back from a health hiatus, and am ready to get things back on track. I suggested starting with 1 on 1s, and we agreed to split the team (I took half, she would take half). I have been at it for a month, they are going great. She has yet to begin hers, and I think that the other half of the team is feeling left out. She is a technically sound employee; she knows everything (she is a High C with deep shades of S). I am on the fence with the following dilema:
Should I :
A) just continue on with my half of the 1 on 1s, ignoring the other half.
B) take on her half as well (a slight two headed snake in that both of us are 'managing')
C) stop my half, and start again once I get my own 'official' team
We are a slightly stretched team too, as two members of the team just resigned. The manager does not delegate at all, and does everything, which is why she has 'no time' for 1 on 1s.