Guide to Effective One On One Meetings[Infographic]

by Srikant Chellappa Oct 15,2021

The People Strategy Leaders Podcast

with Srikant Chellappa, CEO

According to Gallup’s comprehensive 2015 study, ‘The State Of The American Manager’, 50% of Americans have left a job “to get away from their manager”.

The survey also says that workers feel like they’re given little guidance for understanding what’s expected of them. Only 12% of workers strongly agreed that their manager helps set work priorities.

Effective and frequent communication with team members is a common problem for all managers these days. And with everyone working remotely, it has become even more difficult. When employees do not see open lines of communication with their manager, or do not understand what is expected of them, they tend to quit.  

One-on-one meetings are here to fill that gap; these meetings help managers build a strong team and keep them motivated at work.

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Leading organizations that identify the significance of communication at workplace have started using one-on-one meetings software for effective communication between managers and team members.

Importance of One-On-One Meetings

Although there are many definitions of one-on-ones, but we define it as standard scheduled time for managers to check-in with their direct reports. These meetings are important for both managers and direct reports because they ensure that both of them stay on the same page.

One-on-one’s help managers with the following:

  •         Keep track of team goals
  •         Discuss action plan with their team
  •         Stay aligned with direct reports’ goals
  •         Sharing ideas and concerns

One-on-one meetings are very useful, but they often end up being more disorganized than expected. How can you prevent this and make your one-on-one more productive?

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Here’s a step-by-step infographic for you to have effective one-on-one meetings with your team and help them stay productive!

Nine step guide to effective employee meetings

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Srikant Chellappa
CEO & Co-Founder of Engagedly

Srikant Chellappa is the Co-Founder and CEO at Engagedly and is a passionate entrepreneur and people leader. He is an author, producer/director of 6 feature films, a music album with his band Manchester Underground, and is the host of The People Strategy Leaders Podcast. He is currently working on his next book, Ikigai at the Workplace, which is slated for release in the fall of 2024.

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