One-on-one meetings are among the best opportunities for relationship-building that we’re afforded at work. But when run badly, they can feel like an unproductive use of people’s time. Mistake No. 1: viewing these check-ins as another task list item to check off. With planning and forethought, you can take your one-on-one meetings to the next level.
In this brief video, MIT Sloan Management Review contributing editor Leslie Brokaw summarizes how to improve your one-on-ones, with highlights from Jessica Wisdom’s article, “Five Ways to Make Your One-on-One Meetings More Effective.” These strategies can help both managers and employees up their one-on-one game to boost productivity, reduce stress, and greatly improve their working relationship.
Leslie Brokaw is a contributing editor at MIT Sloan Management Review.
M. Shawn Read is the multimedia editor at MIT Sloan Management Review.
Dan Pinnolis is a visual designer at MIT Sloan Management Review.