Mahalo to Stacy Brice for this find:
Alternative: Rosa Say, author of Managing With Aloha, recommends a daily, 10-minute, no agenda chat with one staff member to improve the manager’s listening skills and build relationships. When supervising more than 350 employees, she held nine a day, concentrating on direct reports several times a week and others less frequently, but made sure that everyone got such chats.
Folks, it really does take only 5 minutes and not 10. I have to admit that as a VP (during that time Mr. Schachter refers to) even I in my efforts to set a good example would have been hard pressed to make it 10 minutes with 9 people per day!
Here’s another email that came to me about the same time as Stacy’s FYI this morning: