I have a busy senior/manager. We used to have 1-1s twice a week, and now I'm lucky if I even get a single 1-1 every other week. I understand that it's because he has a lot of responsibilities (e.g., coding, managing, scrum'ing) and end-of-year deadlines.
Here are some things I've done to make up for the lack of 1-1's:
Does anyone else have a busy senior? Should I be doing anything else? Thanks!
I love how thoughtful this is, and I think all of these are great tactics! Here are some additional thoughts from me:
I know they're busy, but I feel like 1 on 1s are something that you make time for, at least biweekly. I wonder if there's anything they can apply from our masterclass on effective time management - If you have any ideas (e.g. "Add more automated tests so your lead spends less time firefighting"), you can suggest them in a friendly way.
Awesome, thanks, @Alex! I think I will become the Analytics Guru for my team. I will keep you posted. If you don't hear back from me, there's been a change of plans...