These days, a growing number of companies are requiring that bosses and their direct reports have weekly one-on-one meetings. And while some workers — and managers — find these sit-downs to be nothing more than a glaring waste of time, for others, they’re a welcome opportunity to get some face time and rehash important work-related matters.
Of course, the problem with these recurring one-on-ones is that they tend to be rather brief. And that makes sense. If your manager has 12 direct reports and is required to meet with all of