Make sure that you know
exactly what points you want to cover in your meeting. It is a good idea to give your employee plenty of notice ahead of the meeting, to ensure that they have an idea of the points you want to cover.
Make sure that you know
exactly what points you want to cover in your meeting. It is a good idea to give your employee plenty of notice ahead of the meeting, to ensure that they have an idea of the points you want to cover. This will also give them an opportunity to let you know what they want to discuss in the meeting.
After this, you will be
able to put together an agreed agenda for the meeting. Though some points will require more attention than others, you should give each point on the agreed list the appropriate amount of attention. For this reason you should allocate plenty of time for your meeting.
If you have scheduled a
one-to-one meeting with an employee, make sure that your meeting runs on time and that you give undivided attention – switching your phone oﬀ and arriving on time are basics, but they can be easily overlooked by a manager.
If there is a point
that needs discussing it is important that you do so directly. If you think your employee might be having an issue or facing a challenge that they have not mentioned, then you should be prepared to ask them about this.
In a one-to-one meeting you
should try to talk openly and directly, putting your employee at ease and letting them know that they can speak freely in this environment.
If your meeting is focusing
on something negative, such as a failed objective, or a particularly challenging project – try to keep your employee focussed on the positives.
These might be found by
addressing the conversation with questions like “What have you learned from this?”, or “How can we use this going forward?”.
A one-to-one meeting should seek
positive outcomes, and aim to create a positive plan for the next steps. A one-to-one meeting should seek positive outcomes, and aim to create a positive plan for the next steps.
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