One-on-one (1:1) meetings are a critical check-in—they’re part of developing and fostering positive and productive relationships between you as the manager, and the individual members of your team.
A good one-on-one meeting provides you and each of your employees with a regularly scheduled forum for the two of you to catch up, communicate, and follow up on ways to help each other grow personally and professionally.
How to Use it
A typical one-on-one meeting agenda includes:
- A check-in on the team member’s general well-being and personal life to build rapport.
- Work updates from the team member to go over action items from the past week (or time period since your last meeting), roadblocks, and goals.
- Updates from the manager to share important information, non-urgent performance management talking points, and new long-term goals or responsibilities.
- Flex time to go over any other important items.