What is a one on one meeting
The definition is pretty obvious here, right? But if you are a newly promoted manager, the prospect of doing 1 on 1 meetings can be daunting! In theory it's pretty simple - this is a meeting you do with every individual team member who reports to you!
The purpose of one on one meetings
As a leader, you should utilise this meeting to:
- Align the team member - with current projects, goals and progress of the company. Remove any roadblocks they might have, inspire them about the larger vision and ensure that they have full clarity on their work.
- Find signals of low morale - Identifying low employee motivation is an important way to find out if anyone is feeling down!
- Build trust - resolve any past feedback they have given you, and remove roadblocks in their current work
- Build their career development plan - I have seen that a lot of managers skip out on this, but it can be the difference between being a good vs a great leader. By helping your team members visualise their future, and how it fits into your company / team is a great way to build a happy team