The key to a great conversation is great questions. Try this template for a series of engaging questions to guide your next 1-on-1 with your direct report.
Ask these questions to ensure that the most important things get discussed during each meeting.
What is the most important thing we need to discuss today?
What are your most significant accomplishments since we last met?
What are the most important things you will focus on before we meet next?
What obstacles are you encountering right now?
What can I do better or differently as your manager to support you?
Ask these questions to help you gather feedback from your employees.
How could I do a better job communicating with you?
What kind of communication or information do you wish you had more of?
What opportunities have you had recently to learn something new?
What should I start/stop doing?
⭐️Career development questions
Ask these questions to help you discover what are your employee’s career development goals and how they are progressing towards them.
What do you see as the next step in your career?
What goals have you set for your career?
How do you feel you are progressing in your career?
What came out of this meeting? What are the next steps?
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