The 1-on-1 with #1
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from Managing Americans.com 15 Dec 13 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
A lot has been written about team meetings and the different purposes for off-site retreats, strategic planning meetings, operational meetings, team effectiveness meetings, daily & weekly update meetings, + quick standup meetings.
#1 of 1 on 1 – What is it & what it’s not.
Little has been written about the most important meeting of all. It’s the one-on-one regular check-in meeting between you and each one of your staff. The one-on-one meeting is not the annual performance review. It’s not the drive-by “atta boy” or emergency “Houston we have a problem” meeting that is called only when the situation demands it. The one-on-one meeting is also not a replacement for a Team Meeting – where the same information is shared with each member of the team. In fact, sharing individually what should be the same message for everyone is inefficient and could be a cause for a feeling of being divided & conquered.
#2 Then really, What is a 1-on-1 Meeting?
The proper one-on-one meeting is conducted at regular intervals. It is planned with a set agenda. Both the manager and their staff input into the agenda. A one-on-one meeting is conducted face-to-face, unless impossible (ie, physical locations). Whether in person or by phone, the meeting is truly one-on-one with no distractions or disruptions. In short, the one-on-one meeting is taken very seriously. It is not subject to repetitive re-scheduling. It is not treated as happen stance, a luxury, or the easiest cancellation to put time back into a busy calendar.
Having defined what this meeting is & is not, let’s back track to talk about why senior managers should have one-on-one meetings with their direct reports.
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