A one-on-one meeting is a scheduled, formal, private meeting between you and your functional managers held on a regular basis (typically weekly but monthly at a minimum).
- Provide clarity and focus
- Build strong trusting relationships
- Identify and remove barriers
- Set and monitor performance goals
- Increase focus on learning, growth and development.
How to Conduct One-on-One Meetings
Understand Your Staff
In order to conduct effective one-on-one meetings, you must understand your people.
- What are their personality types?
- What are their strengths/skills?
- What are their values, goals and aspirations?
Spend 5-10 minutes preparing for your one-on-one meeting.
- Review the last few meetings.
- Review club results.
- Prepare overall performance questions.
- Write down two areas that are going well.
- Identify two areas that need improvement.
- Write quick notes to help guide discussion on club performance and objective.
The table below provides some recommendations for a 30-minute and 60-minute meeting.
|Activity||30-minute Meeting||60-minute Meeting|
|Overall Performance – The Big Picture||5 min||5 min|
|Areas Going Well (Build Confidence)||2 min||5 min|
|Areas Needing Improvement (Build Skills)||3 min||5 min|
|Club Performance and Objectives||15 min||30 min|
|Action Plan||3 min||10 min|
|Support Needed||2 min||5 min|