Increasing Teams Performance through regular 1:1s
Research shows that managers can dramatically boost team productivity, morale and engagement when 1:1s are done effectively.
I recently received a comment on a LinkedIn poll by Denis Cauvier, Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author & Trainer who stated that ‘1:1 meetings and engagement check-ins are extremely powerful investments to engage, develop, and retain top talent.’
If you’re a manager or team leader, 1:1 meetings are one of the best ways to develop a strong working relationship with your direct reports, boost employee engagement and keep everyone on the team aligned and motivated.
How could you make the most of 1:1 meetings?
Managers hold 1:1 meetings with their direct reports—and with good reason! According to Officevibe employee surveys
‘Employees who are satisfied with how frequently they communicate with their manager also…
Feel that their manager cares about their opinion.
Are satisfied with their level of autonomy at work.
Report really feeling that they are a part of a team.’
In light of this research, you’ll want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your 1:1’s, especially if you lead large teams. Here are 5 tips for ensuring that you’re facilitating this time together as effectively as possible.
Stick to a schedule hold your 1:1 meetings weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. Be realistic on how o