Managers need to have regular, effective, and purposeful meetings with their direct reports for the purpose of problem solving, discussing ideas for solutions, reviewing priorities, and setting context; these and other situational meetings always require two-way communication. Group meetings reduce the tendency for the creation of silos between functions that are subordinate to a single manager, encouraging and enabling cross-functional work flow.
As you did in Path 1, rate yourself (Figure 4-1) on how well you are now conducting your managerial meetings with your direct reports.
Figure 4-1: Self-Assessment for Managerial Meetings
Here is a typical conversation in which one direct report is not aligned with the ...