Why Managers Should Have 1-on-1 Meetings With Their Employees

January 24, 2019

As a manager, you probably have several meetings to attend on any given day. While this can get tiresome and make you want to trim down on the volume of your meetings, one that is very important to the success of your team is the one-on-one meeting with each of your employees.

One-on-one meetings with your team members are very beneficial and can be your greatest resource to propel each of your employees to success, which will help the entire company perform better as well.

3 Reasons to Have One-on-One Meetings with Your Employees

Create Routine

One-on-one meetings are the perfect time to discuss project objectives, progress, setbacks and answer questions. A formal setting to discuss these topics is much more beneficial than on-the-fly conversations or several emails that can get “lost in the shuffle.” By holding one-on-one meetings regularly, your employees will begin to organize their thoughts or questions ahead of time as well, which will increase the efficiency of the meeting and their engagement.

Build Relationships

Since each worker is different, as a manager, you should understand how your employees like to work, what motivates them, how they handle challenges, and how they like to communicate. It’s also a good time to briefly chat about their interests outside of work, like hobbies or family. Getting to know your employees on both a professional and a personal level will help you foster strong relationships and build trust.

Provide the Opportunity to Speak Privately

Regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings will help your employees feel comfortable if they have an important question come up regarding their work or even possible growth in the company. In fact, one-on-one meetings can help you determine whether or not an employee is satisfied with their position and avoid employee turnover.

Become a Better Manager for Your Employees

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