OK, so I've been doing 1:1's with my directs (5 total) for about 2 months now, once a week. One of the directs didn't like the idea to begin with, and actually has had issues with things I've asked her to do from the outset. Consequently, she went above my head and complained to my boss about several things-- one being the weekly 1:1's.
My boss suggested to me that perhaps I not have them as often with this employee since they didn't like them. Maybe once a month or bi-weekly would be sufficient. My concern is two-fold...
1. I feel the 1:1's are important for all the reasons described in the podcast-- in this case (we are commissioned sales) I feel we lose a lot of the value by having the meetings less frequently. I do not agree with this.
2. More importantly, I feel that the direct is learning that if they do not like something I'm trying to implement, they simply need to complain and it will be changed. BIG problem with this from where I stand.
Am I thinking about this wrong? I welcome your thoughts. :!: