1. One-on-One (1:1) meeting

What is One-on-One (1:1) meeting?

In work-related environment one-on-one or 1:1 (commonly known as one-on-ones) refers to a private conversation between individual subordinates and their superior, in which work-related feedback is provided from one side to the another and vice versa.

Difference between performance review

1:1 are not classic performance reviews, like all of us know.

Even though performance on the workplace is discussed on 1:1s, this happening is a place for a subordinate and also for their superior to discuss all of the work-related matters the both parties have on mind. Be it performance, feelings and even goals and aspirations.

Usually 1:1 meeting consists of a set of questions, that are asked to subordinates to answer, some of them may include:

  • If you were having the best work day ever in your ideal role, what would your schedule look like?
  • Where do you get your job satisfaction from?
  • Where have you been most successful in the past?
  • What are your long-term goals? What skills do you need to achieve them?
  • What obstacles will you need to overcome to achieve these goals?
  • How do you view yourself in your current role?

What are benefits of conducting 1:1 in my team?

Some of the main benefits include:

  • they strengthen the relationships between subordinates and their direct supervisor
  • they improve productivity by removing road blocks on either sides
  • they help improve team loyalty and by doing so improving loyalty to the organisation
  • they deliver meaningful and personalised feedback

How to start conducting 1:1 meeting in my teams?

  1. Start by allocating time in regular intervals (monthly a quarterly) to schedule 1:1 meeting in your calendar
  2. prepare questions you will ask people in your team
  3. let your team know you’re improving team companionship by implementing 1:1 in your organisation
  4. start your first 1:1 meeting as soon as you can
  5. after all of your 1:1 are finished, try to sit down and look at the answers carefully, so you can spot what is really going in your team

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