10 Questions Great Managers Ask During a 1-on-1

Use this template during your next 1-on-1 with your direct report to spark great conversations and learn more about your employees.

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Check-in and inquire on how the employee is doing.


What are your current priorities?


Discuss any topics you’d like to get feedback on to improve or change.

Would you like more or less direction from me?

How do you find yourself working with the team? Is there anything we can do to improve team culture?

Are our meetings a good use of your time? What can we do to improve them?

What's something I should consider changing or start doing?

Do I give you enough feedback?

💪Career Development

Discuss career and professional development progress and goals.

What's one recent win and one recent situation you wish you handled differently?

Are there any skills that you'd like to acquire in the short term?

What are your long-term professional goals?

✅Action Items

What came out of this meeting? What are your next steps?


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