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Benefits of Regular One-to-One MeetingsPosted on by Angela Rhodes
One-to-one meetings are one of the most valuable means of engaging with your employees on a regular basis. When implemented regularly and correctly, these brief, weekly or fortnightly “check-in” have a significant impact of the performance of the employee. For you, the Manager, they give you the opportunity to get to know your staff very well, providing the opportunity to have regular insight into their world so that you can jointly agree strategies to improve their performance and that of the organisation as a whole.
They need to be a dedicated slot in your calendar and in your head-space for open-ended conversation between a manager and the employee, providing protected time to connect and communicate.
Here are some of the main benefits from implementing a programme of regular one-to-ones:
1. Strengthen relationships between Manager and team members
Your staff will feel valued if you take the time out to have regular catch up meetings with them and sharing information with them on a regular basis, face-to-face, will allow them to feel that their thoughts and opinions are appreciated and considered.
2. Productivity is increased
In our experience, productivity is increased and wasted time reduced as in these brief meetings, communications is improved with regular updates on current issues and progress.
3. Increased loyalty
Trust will be increased in your management and leadership with regular individual meetings.
4. Everyone benefits
You will have a regular opportunity to discuss Company goals and expectations whilst giving your staff an advantage in offering your undivided attention.
5. Meaningful feedback
You will not only be celebrating their success but also providing them with constructive and meaningful feedback on how they can improve and what you expect of them going forward.
6. Discuss and agree next actions
Opportunity for a regular and ongoing review of how they are performance against their objectives and what the next actions are to hit the objective.
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