I’ve been in my current role for a little over a year now and have always had a weekly 1:1 meeting scheduled with my line manager. For the first few months, this was incredibly helpful as I was new to the domain and the company’s processes were very different from what I was used to. It gave me a chance to ask burning questions and it sped up the transition process immensely.
Once I got acclimated to the role, though, these Q&A sessions became less valuable so i started using the time to bring up ideas I had for improving our processes. It never really went anywhere, though, and I started to feel like I was putting my manager out by making him explain why things are done the way they are. It wasn’t my intent to make him take a defensive position but that seemed to be how he understood it. He clearly wasn’t interested in considering my ideas and I didn’t want to put strain on our relationship so I stopped.
He is quite diligent about asking me if there’s anything I’d like to discuss but lately I’ve just been saying “no.” Does this make me look bad? If so, what types of topics should I bring up? I’d like to be perceived as low maintenance but not unenthusiastic.
If it helps, my performance reviews have always been positive and I received the maximum end of year bonus. Thanks!