I'm a recently promoted manager and hoping for some guidance on who I should perform O3s with. Some background:
For the past three years, I've been on a multi-company team of consultants under a common contract to provide three types of services to a single customer. My boss left the contract about three months ago and I've been doing his job in an acting capacity until last week when I was promoted. I've been waiting for the organizational nod in the form of promotion to roll out the trinity, which brings me to my question: who do I do O3s with?
In addition to being the "internal program manager" for my firm's staff, I'm also the "lead" of one of the three services on the aforementioned contract. In that role, I serve as the #2 to the prime contractor's program manager and I direct operations for:
- Six employees of my firm who organizationally report to me. (Firm B)
- Two employees of another firm who organizationally report to someone not operationally involved in the contract. (Firm C)
- One employee of the prime contractor who organizationally reports to the prime contractor's program manager. (Firm A)
- One employee from another contract (and a fourth firm) who's been detailed to provide us with technical expertise. (Firm D)
I've attached an org chart to try to simplify this.
To compound matters, I manage them remotely. Four are at a headquarters location with the prime contractor's program manager (two of them are my directs) and another six also work remotely across four time zones (four of them are my directs).
My six will get O3s for sure but what about the others? I'm inclined to start them with the two from Firm C but less sure about the detailee from Firm D and very wary about the person from Firm A (the prime contractor) since she reports around me organizationally. At the same time, I'm wary to leave anyone out since part of my role as operations lead is to coach and mentor everyone under me on the contract, regardless of their firm.
What are your thoughts?