Has anyone had success using Weekly Status Reports as an adequate way to see what your reports are working on?
Around here it's the common answer - so much so that there's a standard template. But I can't see the value in it over quality drop bys and One-on-Ones. Sure, it's something they can bring in to our quarterly meetings, but it rarely contains the information it should and is rarely at the right detail level for my consumption.
But it looks like I'm stuck with them as I have to reformat them to push them up the chain (hooray admin work). Does anyone have suggestions on how to make the best use of this status reporting device?