Over the past year I have started to have more and more one-on-one discussions. Gone are the days I only had one almost every year with my boss.
Only a few of those are for me. But those too have gone up drastically. I have them maybe twice a month on average, and not just with my boss.
I haven't been a stranger to giving those discussions to my team members either. During my time in the lead of the IT operations team I used to have regular one-on-ones with the team. Now, as a guild lead I just have a bit bigger "team". I have also done rounds with people outside the guild but having the similar role as my guild members.
Most recent addition to my growing list of regular discussions has been the ones with my peers and other people of influence. I'm also planning to have some initial discussions with our latest new hires.
All in all I think I currently have more than one of these discussions on an average week. And there are still people missing from the list I would like to start these discussions regularly.
I have found such discussions really important and beneficial. And to my surprise not that exhausting at all!