A one-on-one, is by definition, a meeting between two people - a manager and their direct report. It’s a dedicated time where employees can ask questions, receive coaching on their strengths and weaknesses, and provide feedback. It’s important to use these opportunities to foster positive relationships with your teammates.
If this is the first time that you are partaking in 1-on-1, and are unsure with what to talk about - we have a lot of resources available on our blog. Whether you’re an IC or a manager, we’ve got you covered.
Here are some of our favourites:
- The Art of the 1-on-1 and The Art of Meeting with Your Manager (ebooks)
- How to get employees to prepare for your one-on-one meetings
- 200 One-on-one meeting questions for Managers
1- Schedule recurring 1-on-1s weekly or biweekly in your Office or Google Calendar
2 - Link these events in Fellow
3 - Collaborate on a meeting agenda.
You can add in any suggested topics, any talking points, and any action items.
4- Add any private notes
5 - Write down any priorities or long-term goals
[optional]: You can star this meeting on the home page
Now you should be all good to go to have a great 1-on-1!