Unbelievably, many organizations don’t offer strategic guidance or extensive training for people managers. In this HBR article about 1:1 meetings, the author’s research demonstrates that managers that don’t meet with direct reports consistently or manage poorly risk leaving team members feeling disconnected. A meeting done right builds trust and psychological safety, motivating employees to bring efficiency to the team.
While there’s no one way to execute successful meetings, one surefire way to create a feeling of accomplishment is to focus on topics of importance to your employees rather than what’s top of mind for the manager. Focus on timely meetings that emphasize genuine conversation, open the floor to questions, and offer support. Download this report to learn what team members need from their managers and discover what motivates short- and long-term performance.