Managers should place a high importance in one-on-one meetings with their employees. These meetings are key in developing employees, and allows the manager to learn more about the employees’ strengths and weaknesses, and where they are struggling in their daily activities and tasks. There are three major points a manager should focus on in a one-on-one, which are questions that the manager can ask to determine what exactly an employee needs to do their best possible work.
- ‘A life of Productivity’ writer, Chris Bailey, likes to chat up executives, and in doing so found three crucial questions to ask employees.
- The executive espoused the notion of monthly half hour sessions with each employee, during which he always asks the question,’what do you need?’
- The initial query is followed up with, ‘what ‘s getting in your way and how can I help? ‘
“The best managers run interference for their employees, removing obstacles, and helping when needed.”