If you want to build better relationships between managers and team members, having regular one-on-one meetings helps.
These sync ups aren’t just to manage the day-to-day work. If you’re spending your one-on-ones only going through tasks, you’re missing an opportunity to use the meeting to help employees thrive.
A one-on-one meeting is a good time to address workplace issues, check in on performance outside of an annual review, and know what is keeping employees engaged.
Good questions for one-on-one meetings cover how an employee is feeling at work, what their career goals are, and seek feedback about their challenges.
For managers, a one-on-one meeting is also a chance to find out how you are doing, and seek upward feedback to help you be a better leader and mentor.
Free templates for one-on-one meetings
Despite the same theme, not all one-on-one’s follow exactly the same agenda template.
The one-on-one meeting agenda can vary based on the roles and relationships of both parties, as well as whether the team member is remote. It also changes depending on how often the one-on-one meeting is occurring, whether that be weekly, monthly, and so forth.
On this page are sample one-on-one meeting agendas for you to use, copy, or even download as Word Docs or copy as Google Docs.
To download a one-on-one template as a Word doc (.docx) file, click the "Use this template" button. Input your email and the file will be emailed to you.
The same steps go for copying a one-on-one agenda template as a Google Doc. You'll be emailed a link to a view-only version of the agenda template. To save the template for yourself in Google Docs go to File > Save a Copy.
You can also click "Use this template" to pre-load your free Hugo account with any of the templates on this page. Don't worry, all of our templates are available after you create your Hugo account as well—this is the same library that we provide all of our users inside the Hugo meeting management app.
That's it as far as the one-on-one agenda templates go! But you still need to have your one-on-one. For more tips on having great one-on-one’s, also check out the FAQ at the bottom of this page. 👇