Believe it or not, it is almost time to think about performance evaluations! One-on-one meetings are a required part of the evaluation process. But as a supervisor, this should not be the only time you meet with your team members. This month, we tap into The Muse for tips on making good use of your one-on-one time.
Having regular one-on-ones on a consistent schedule will ensure that you are keeping your team members engaged and providing an open line of communication and accountability. One-on-ones are not just to catch up on projects. Use this time to:
- Gauge how team members are responding to change
- Recognize the level of engagement on the team
- Discuss the employee’s interests and concerns in a dedicated space and time
If there are concerns, one-on-ones are the best time to discuss these because your employee can prepare and feel comfortable and they will be open to coaching.
During the coaching, offer resources, training, and other means to help the team members be successful and to build a level of trust. Follow up on these concerns during your next one-on-one.
Also, make sure you are both prepared by having a planner for the meeting. Download HR’s handy planner to keep track of your topics and progress.
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